Sud-Ouest; Aquitaine; Gironde
Location of affected unit(s)
Canéjan (Gironde)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
New offshoring locations

206 - 250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 August 2006
Employment effect (start)
2 October 2006
Foreseen end date
29 December 2006


Managers at Solectron France, the French division of the US electronics group, announced on 15 August 2006 a draft restructuring plan to the works council. Solectron Corp. announced that Solectron France (740 employees) will cut between 206 and 250 jobs before the end of 2006 in its factory in Canéjan, Gironde, which is specialised in the manufacture of electronic charts. Increased international competition explains this decision. Back in 2000, the Canéjan factory employed 2,000 people and was then sold by the French group Giat Industries to Solectron Corp. This is the eighth such plan to be implemented by the company in just over five years. 70-80 jobs are expected to be cut in the repair sector because of the transfer of part of their activities to Hungary, and 120-130 jobs will be lost in production. Within the previous social plan, in November 2005, 250 jobs were cut.


  • 10 September 2006: Le Monde
  • 18 August 2006: Agence France Presse
  • 18 August 2006: La Tribune
  • 22 August 2006: Electronique International


Eurofound (2006), Solectron France, Offshoring/Delocalisation in France, factsheet number 64038, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64038.