Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Scientific, Architectural And Engineering Technical Activities
Architectural And Engineering Activities; Technical Testing And Analysis
71.12 - Engineering activities and related technical consultancy

183 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 July 2020
Employment effect (start)
1 October 2020
Foreseen end date


Trigo Qualitaire, a company specialised in the quality control of aircraft parts, has announced 183 job cuts in France (50% of its workforce in the country). The dismissals include also 70 employees in Bouguenais and Saint-Nazaire (Loire-Atlantique) out of a workforce of 130 employees. The discussion of the plan with workers started on 9 July and will last three months.

The Managing Director explained that the company's business, almost 80% of which works for Airbus and its subsidiaries, is expected to fall by almost 60% in 2020, due to the fall in production rates linked to the COVID-19 crisis. In addition, short time working measures are deemed insufficient by the company, in the view of the loss of activity.

The trade unions (FO, CFDT) declared that they intend to struggle to try to reduce the number of announced dismissals and obtain the implementation of a voluntary redundancy plan spread over one or two years.

Created in 1989 by a former head of quality control at Airbus, Qualitaire was acquired in 2013 by Trigo, a group employing more than 7,000 people worldwide, active in the automotive, aeronautics and rail sectors, among others.



Eurofound (2020), Trigo Qualitaire, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 101403, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101403.