Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Equipment
25.12 - Manufacture of doors and windows of metal

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
18 September 2020
Employment effect (start)
18 September 2020
Foreseen end date
31 December 2020


The veranda and pergola manufacturer, Akena, has announced the recruitment of 150 employees to support its development. The group, which has 1,050 employees and a turnover of €150 million, is launching a national recruitment campaign. The aim is to hire 40 sales staff and 75 carpenter-operators with a carpentry or building background (with or without experienced) by the end of the year.

The company's growth can be explained in part by the COVID-19 crisis: the group benefited from a very rapid recovery, after the lockdown period, with a peak in the order book of 10% compared with the previous year. This increase can be explained by the need for space to ensure a dedicated space for teleworking in particular.


  • 18 September 2020: Actu.fr (actu.fr)


Eurofound (2020), Akena, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 101895, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101895.