Business expansion
Ouest; Pays de la Loire; Vendée
Location of affected unit(s)
Sainte-Hermine, Saint-Fulgent, Chavagnes-en-Paillers
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.12 - Processing and preserving of poultry meat

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
27 September 2022
Employment effect (start)
27 September 2022
Foreseen end date


The poultry products manufacturing group, Maître Coq, has announced investments of more than €20 million and the recruitment of 250 employees on permanent contracts in France. This is good news for the group, which had to reduce its activity by 30% due to the bird flu and close its slaughterhouses between May and July 2022. The 250 recruitments are mainly related to the resumption of activity, but there will also be the replacement of 50 to 60 people who will retire. Net creations can be estimated at 200 positions. At its Sainte-Hermine site (365 employees, Vendée), Maître Coq has commissioned a new breaded product line capable of producing 6 tonnes of products (nuggets, cordons-bleus, etc.). This will result in the creation of two additional teams, i.e. 45 jobs. A new cooking line has been commissioned at the Chavagnes-en-Paillers factory (350 employees, Vendée) where around forty jobs are to be filled.



Eurofound (2022), Arrivé Maître Coq, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 107505, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/107505.