Location of affected unit(s)
Saint-Yorre (Allier)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment
New offshoring locations

223 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 February 2004
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
1 May 2004


Sediver, specialised in the manufacture of electric insulators, has announced the closure of its Saint-Yorre site, following the building of a factory in China. The closure will make 286 people redundant. These redundancies add up in the Vichy region to the job losses following the restructuring of Giat. Local authorities have decided to engage in 'a judiciary battle'. In April 2004, the workers' representatives were trying to find a take over bid themselves and appealed to diverse political authorities in order to save the company. In February 2005, the Tribunal refused to accept the restructuring measures. Finally, the industrial tribunal ordered Sediver to reinstate 63 workers out of the 286 redundancies.


  • 28 February 2005: La Tribune
  • 13 April 2005: Les Echos
  • 2 February 2004: Les Echos
  • 4 February 2004: Les Echos


Eurofound (2004), Sediver, Offshoring/Delocalisation in France, factsheet number 59571, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/59571.