Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Gonfreville-l'Orcher, Rueil-Malmaison
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Chemical Products
20.59 - Manufacture of other chemical products n.e.c.

78 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 September 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
30 September 2023


The management of the Chevron Oronite site, an American company specialised in the manufacture of additives for lubricants and fuels, has announced that it will cut 78 jobs in its French sites of Gonfreville l'Orcher (Seine-Maritime) and Rueil-Malmaison (Haut-de-Seine).

The management of the company explained that the restructuring is an implication of the digitalisation of the sector, and that there will not be dismissals, but only  non-replacement of retirements over the next three years. The trade union CGT opposed 'this new downsizing' and triggered an expert appraisal to show that 'this plan is not legitimate'.

In France, Chevron Oronite employs 650 people at the Gonfreville l'Orcher site and 100 at its headquarters in Rueil-Malmaison.


  • 19 October 2020: Actu.fr (actu.fr)


Eurofound (2020), Chevron Oronite, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 102428, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102428.