Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53 - Postal and courier activities

500 - 700 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 January 2011
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


On 6th January 2010, the postal express company Ducros Express presented its restructuring plan to its Works Council. The plan will affect up to 700 jobs and envisages at least 500 forced dismissals. The restructuring plan also includes changes in employment contract and internal mobility. Ducros belongs to the French group Caravelle who acquired it from Deutsche Post DHL last summer. 

update 18-03-2011. Management and employee representatives agreed to preserve 100 jobs. The dismissal will affect 457 positions rather the 557 expected.


  • 18 March 2011: AFP Liaisons sociales
  • 6 January 2011: Le Monde
  • 3 January 2011: Le Figaro (www.lefigaro.fr)
  • 7 January 2011: Les Echos (www.lesechos.fr)


Eurofound (2011), Ducros Express, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 71409, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71409.