Business expansion
Ouest; Pays de la Loire; Loire-Atlantique
Location of affected unit(s)
Indre, Nantes
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.11 - Building of ships and floating structures

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
10 November 2020
Employment effect (start)
15 November 2020
Foreseen end date
31 December 2020


Naval Group has announced the recruitment of 100 people on the Nantes and Indret sites, which employ 1,550 people. Hiring will take place in 2021. Naval Group specialises in the design and construction of armed ships, combat systems and port infrastructure. In total, the European leader in naval defence (15,000 employees, €3.7 billion turnover) plans to hire 4,000 people over the next 5 years at its French sites (but there is no information about the net job creations taking into account departures in retirement). Naval Group has ten sites in France and is present in 18 countries around the world. 

Announcements of jobs creation were took place in March 2020 (400 job creations), March 2019 (100 job creations) , in January 2019 (200 job creations in Brest),  in March 2018 (200 job creations), in  October 2017 (100 job creations), in February 2017 (100 job creations), in 2012 (700 job creations) and in 2011 (100 job creations) . A restructuring took place in 2011 (150 job losses).



Eurofound (2020), Naval Group, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 102546, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102546.