Bassin Parisien; Champagne-Ardenne; Marne
Location of affected unit(s)
Reims (Marne)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

184 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 May 2007
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2007
Foreseen end date
1 June 2007


French car equipment manufacturer Chausson Outillage, in liquidation since March 2007, announced its closure on 3 May 2007. The commercial court of Rheims, near Paris, announced that it rejected the repurchase proposal submitted by the Indian group Neel Metal Product Ltd. and French company GM Investissements. The court considered the conditions to be insufficient and decided that the company would have to stop its activity on 31 May 2007. This is the deadline for the company to negotiate a social plan for the 184 employees. In 2004, Chausson Outillage announced a restructuring programme which regarded the loss of 80 jobs, but the employees rejected this plan in autumn 2004.


  • 4 May 2007: Les Echos
  • 3 May 2007: Usine Nouvelle
  • 3 May 2007: AFP


Eurofound (2007), Chausson Outillage, Closure in France, factsheet number 65301, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65301.