Méditerranée; Languedoc-Roussillon; Gard
Location of affected unit(s)
Vergèze (Gard)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
23.13 - Manufacture of hollow glass

300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 July 2006
Employment effect (start)
1 August 2006
Foreseen end date
2 July 2007


Verrerie du Languedoc has announced that the company will be sold. Of the 475 employees at the Verrerie du Languedoc glassworks in the south of France, 300 have now learned they are to lose their jobs between August 2006 and July 2007 as the Nestle subsidiary is taken over by Financiere de la Croix Blanche. The CEO of the new owner (Financiere de la Croix Blanche), also intends to cut down employment by a further 18% and shut down one of the two furnaces after company has merged. The Trade Unions hope to avoid this final measure and it is thought that the state is willing to step in to save some jobs. The glassworks, currently wholly owned by the Swiss confectionary giant, manufactures bottles for Perrier and San Pellegrino mineral water.


  • 10 July 2006: Les Echos


Eurofound (2006), Verrerie du Languedoc, Merger/Acquisition in France, factsheet number 63750, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63750.