Bassin Parisien; Picardie; Aisne
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28.29 - Manufacture of other general-purpose machinery n.e.c.

101 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 July 2020
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2020
Foreseen end date
30 September 2020


The company Altifort Innovatech, specialised in the manufacture of separators for the food industry, has been liquidated and its 101 employees will be made redundant in September. No buyer has come forward to take over Altifort Innovatech (ex-GEA), located in Château-Thierry (Aisne).

The day after the announcement, the employees have organised a general meeting, decided to block shipments and gathered at the entrance to the site. They demanded a meeting with their former owner, the German multinational GEA. They believe that they have been deceived by GEA and are demanding the same departure conditions that the employees obtained when Altifort was taken in 2018. The employees have received the support of many elected officials in the region. The president of the Hauts-de-France region, also assured the staff representatives of his support by telephone and promised them that he would intervene directly with the Minister of the Economy to organise a round table discussion. 



Eurofound (2020), Altifort Innovatech, Bankruptcy in France, factsheet number 101318, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101318.