Nord - Pas-De-Calais; Nord;
Location of affected unit(s)
Poix du Nord (Nord)
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Wearing Apparel
14 - Manufacture of wearing apparel
New offshoring locations

110 - 147 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 February 2007
Employment effect (start)
1 March 2007
Foreseen end date
31 December 2007


Entreprise de Confection et de Commercialisation Européenne, ECCE Group, which makes men suits for the Kenzo and Givenchy labels, announced on 15 February that it is closing its factory in Poix du Nord (Nord) and that it is going to outsource the work in Poland. ECCE, a subcontractor of French luxury goods group LVMH, indicates that it needs to cut down its costs in order to keep its contract with LVMH. The company will close down before 31 December 2007. Between 110 and 147 employees will lose their jobs between March and December 2007. About 30 employees may be offered jobs in another factory of the group in Prouvy, in the north of France. The employees at the Poix du Nord site are against the decision to offshore and on 16 February 2007 they demonstrated in Paris against the planned closure of the factory.


  • 15 February 2007: Le Figaro
  • 19 February 2007: Les Echos
  • 16 February 2007: Le Monde


Eurofound (2007), ECCE, Offshoring/Delocalisation in France, factsheet number 64937, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64937.