Internal restructuring
Ouest; Poitou-Charentes; Vienne
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Equipment
25.62 - Machining

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


The management of Mecafi, the French-based producer of parts for aeronautics, has announced a reorganisation plan providing for 242 job cuts at the Ch√Ętellerault (Vienne) plant.

These job cuts represent almost half of the company's workforce, which currently employs 500 people. The management explains its decision by the crisis that invested Boeing since March 2019, combined with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to a total halt in the production of aircraft engines in France and abroad.

The company declared to rely, in order to cushion the effects of the crisis on the workforce, on the utilisation of short-time work and on the redeployment of employees in other establishments of the group.

Mecafi is specialised in the manufacture of complex parts for aeronautics and especially composite material blades for the Leap, the latest generation aircraft engine from the French firm Safran Aircraft Engines. It belongs from July 2018 by the Nexteam group based in Marmande (Lot-et-Garonne).



Eurofound (2020), Mecafi, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 101401, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101401.