Bassin Parisien; Haute-Normandie; Seine-Maritime
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

121 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 November 2008
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2009
Foreseen end date
1 January 2009


The commercial court of Elbeuf has approved the takeover plan of EMT Composants factory, manufacturing  parts and accessories for motor vehicles, in Caudebec-les-Elbeuf in the Seine-Maritime by  Autoliv, the swedish manufacturer of motor parts, cutting 121 jobs in that process from 275 in total next January 2009. EMT Composants was declared bankrupt on 29 May 2008.

The transaction is to take effect from 1st January 2009, and the restructuring programme which will accompany the takeover is expected to result in the loss of 121 out of 275 jobs.

Following the withdrawal of the French bidder GMD and the Indian Sandhar Technologies, Autoliv, the original owner of the site, was the only remaining bidder. The Swedish company sold EM Technologies in 2002, but has remained as its principal customer, purchasing 96 per cent of its production volume. The French manufacturer specialises in metal components for automotive safety fittings.


  • 1 December 2008: Les Echos
  • 28 November 2008: Usine Nouvelle (www.usinenouvelle.com)
  • 28 November 2008: Les Echos


Eurofound (2008), EMT Composants, Merger/Acquisition in France, factsheet number 67527, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67527.