Bassin Parisien; Haute-Normandie; Eure
Location of affected unit(s)
Les Andelys
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
23.19 - Manufacture And Processing Of Other Glass, Including Technical Glassware

208 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 November 2023
Employment effect (start)
2 January 2024
Foreseen end date
2 January 2024


The Evreux Commercial Court has ordered the liquidation of Holophane, a century-old company based in Les Andelys (Eure), with the redundancy of its 208 employees as of 2 January 2024. Holophane, which was placed in receivership in November 2022, produced pressed glass parts for automotive lighting (lenses and fog lamps). The critical situation was the result of a shift in the automotive lighting industry towards plastic, to make vehicles lighter. But it was also due to soaring energy prices. The company had 240 employees when it was placed in receivership. The staff representative, Franck GĂ©rard, has requested the business to be allowed to continue until 2 January 2024 in order to guarantee December's wages. The commercial court agreed, granting a one-month observation period.



Eurofound (2023), Holophane, Bankruptcy in France, factsheet number 200658, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200658.