Est; Alsace; Haut-Rhin
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.32 - Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles

137 - 172 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 June 2022
Employment effect (start)
29 June 2022
Foreseen end date
30 November 2022


Automotive supplier Sielest Faurecia, which is specialised in the manufacture of car seats, has announced the closure of its site in Pulversheim, which employs 172 people including 35 temporary workers. The closure is part of a restructuring project by Faurecia, which wishes to relocate all its activities to the Étupes site near Montbéliard (Doubs). This involves the merger of Faurecia Sielest into the subsidiary Siedoubs.

The factory will close in November 2022. The employees had been expecting this news for a long time, but they had understood that the closure would take place in 2028. So the announcement came as a shock. For the CFDT, the announcement is not a surprise and the priority is 'to negotiate dignified accompanying measures'.  The trade unionists want employees who wish to do so to be able to work in the Stellantis (ex-Peugeot) factory in Mulhouse and the management to take measures for the seniors who are close to retirement.



Eurofound (2022), Faurecia Sielest, Closure in France, factsheet number 107033, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/107033.