Business expansion
Ouest; Pays de la Loire; Maine-et-Loire
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.10 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
3 December 2020
Employment effect (start)
1 April 2021
Foreseen end date


The heavy truck manufacturer Scania has announced an increase in production at its Angers site (Maine-et-Loire) with between 200 and 250 new positions. This site, which produces vehicles mainly for the markets of Southern Europe, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal (but also Great Britain, Ireland) will in the coming months take over most of the production of combustion engine trucks currently assembled on the Södertälje site (Sweden). The swedish site will concentrate only on the production of eletric trucks. The 200 to 250 new recruits will reinforce the 711 employees to which a pool of around 200 temporary workers already working on the site will be added.

The site operates with a day shift and the assembly plant produces 70 thermal trucks per day. In order to increase the production rate to 100 trucks per day, management will therefore have to set up two shifts per day over a longer period of time. According to the CFDT union, the date for the shift changes would be around May or June 2021. According to the CFDT, the site will have to recruit little by little with an increase in the volume and number of employees until May or June 2021 because the plant cannot recruit 200 people at once and train them in one week.



Eurofound (2020), Scania Production Angers, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 102923, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102923.