EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

ZF Friedrichshafen

ZF Friedrichshafen

Geographic Location

Country: France
Location of affected unit(s): Florange, Saint-Etienne


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles
Number Employed: 540

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 17-12-2009
Planned Job Reductions min: 128
Planned Job Reductions max: 128
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2010
Foreseen End Date: 31-03-2010
Direct Dismissals: 70
Other Job Reduction Measures: 58

Additional Information

The German driveline and chassis manufacturer ZF Friedrichshafen reorganises its business in France and has announced the dismissal of 128 employees from its plants in Florange and Saint-Etienne in early 2010.

55 out of 277 workers will be dismissed from the site in Saint-Etienne. This is due to a drop in turnover by 40% over the last two years. Employee representatives have claimed that those workers affected by the restructuring should be offered jobs in the nearby ZF plant in Andrézieux-Bouthéon where 440 people are employed.

In Florange, 73 out of 263 employees are concerned. According to management, 58 jobs are to be reduced through voluntary departures.

In 2009, ZF had already closed its site in the Oise department (13514) and reduced its workforce in Vendôme by 133 (15135).