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

240 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 May 2008
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2008
Foreseen end date
31 December 2008


Bosch 'Systèmes de Freinage France', or BSFR, the French braking systems unit owned by the German group Bosch, has presented to its works council a restructuring plan that will mean a reduction of 140 jobs by the end of 2008, and then the closure of the site in 2009 (a total of 240 job cuts).

The production of Beauvais would be relocated to Pont de l'Arche (Eure), Angers and Moulins (Allier).

In spite of three successive plans launched in 2001, 2003 and 2006, the company (bought out by Bosch since 1996) has not succeed in coping with the difficulties of the market, including thehigh rise of the prices of raw materials and pressure from clients. It had announced a few months ago a restructuring plan that would have affected some 86 employees, and aimed at recovering stability.

Thus this closure has been perceived as very "brutal" by the employees and the unions.

The management has promised to offer internal and external opportunities for the employees who have been made redundant.


  • 30 May 2008: News Press
  • 30 May 2008: Les Echos
  • 29 May 2008: AFP
  • : (www.leparisien.fr)


Eurofound (2008), Bosch Systèmes de Freinage France (BSFR), Closure in France, factsheet number 66682, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66682.