Internal restructuring
Est; Franche-Comté; Jura
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.30 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery

123 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
13 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
15 September 2020
Employment effect (start)
23 December 2020
Foreseen end date


The Swedish industrial equipment manufacturer SKF has just announced the 123 job cuts out on a total workforce of 347 employees in its site at Lons-le-Saunier (Jura). This site is suffering from the fall in global aeronautics activity linked to the COVID-19. The management also announced the creation of 13 new jobs at the site. The information-consultation procedure with the employees' representative bodies began on 22 September and is due to end on 22 December 2020, the date on which the first job cuts will take place. According to a CGT trade unionist, the employees were expecting bad news, because 'since the COVID-19 crisis, there has been a 40% fall in activity in turnover'.

The main customers of the Lons-le-Saunier site are Airbus, Safran and Dassault. Clients whose economic health has been completely disrupted since the stop of flight traffic around the world. In France, the international SKF group employs more than 3,000 people at several sites, including 347 in Lons-le-Saunier.

Two previsious restructuring were recorded in the ERM Database, in 2003 with 206 job cuts and 2007 with 520 job cuts



Eurofound (2020), SKF Aeroengine, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 101884, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101884.