Location of affected unit(s)
Saint Hippolyte du Fort, Alès (Gard), Breuil sur Couze (Puy de Dôme) and Ennery (Moselle)
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Leather And Related Products
15 - Manufacture of leather and related products
New offshoring locations

193 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 May 2007
Employment effect (start)
1 August 2007
Foreseen end date
31 December 2007


Jallatte, the French manufacturer of safety shoes, announced on 30 May 2007 that it would shift production activities from its French factories to Tunisia. This decision will bring the loss of 285 out of 336 jobs across its four French production sites: Saint Hippolyte du Fort, Alès (Gard), Breuil sur Couze (Puy de Dôme) and Ennery (Moselle). At the works council meeting on 30 May the CEO did not explain the reasons for the offshoring, to which trade unions and employees reacted by going on strike. On 22 June the new social plan for the shift of production to Tunisia was unveiled which will lead to the loss of 193 jobs between August and December 2007. Founded in 1947 as a rubber boot manufacturer, Jallatte currently produces 1.2 million pairs of safety shoes per year.


  • 31 May 2007: La Charente Libre
  • 9 June 2007: Ouest France
  • 31 May 2007: Les Echos
  • 25 May 2007: Midi Libre


Eurofound (2007), Jallatte, Offshoring/Delocalisation in France, factsheet number 65423, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65423.