Reshoring from
United Kingdom
Reshored business function
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Basic Metals
24.45 - Other Non-Ferrous Metal Production

30 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
20 May 2014
Employment effect (start)
1 May 2014
Foreseen end date
1 December 2015


The Mersen group, which manufactures electrical specialties and graphite-based materials, has announced 300 job cuts in the framework of a global reorganisation plan. The plan will lead to the relocation of production; however it will often remain within similar geographical areas. In Europe, production at the plants in Cevins (France), Patrica (Italy), Portslade (UK) and Jestetten (Germany) will be relocated to other Group facilities in Austria, France and the United Kingdom. In addition, the plant in Frankfurt (Germany) will be resized. In the United States, production at the facilities in Midland (Michigan) and Oxnard (California) will be reassigned to other plants in the country. According to Mersen, "this new organization would enable Mersen to improve its performance and flexibility while expanding its innovation and investment capabilities for the future". While the plan is likely to lead to the reduction of about 300 jobs across the sites, a company press release highlights "it would also lead to the creation of positions in the recipient sites", but gives no data. The plan will be implemented in 2014 and completed by the end of 2015. Mersen intends "to lead the project in accordance with its high-quality social dialogue practices".  Mersen had around 60 employees in Partica, at the date of the announcement. 45 employees have already been let go in Italy when the plant closed.  



Eurofound (2014), Mersen, Reshoring in France, factsheet number 236, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/236.