Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Wearing Apparel
14 - Manufacture of wearing apparel

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
22 February 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 February 2012
Foreseen end date
31 December 2013


The textile group Devanlay is recruiting 200 employees by the end of 2013 to increase the production of wearing under the brand Lacoste. A recruitment program was launched in February.

It is reported that with its recruitment plan, Devanlay wants to increase demand and strengthen its industrial base. Devanlay claims that it is difficult to find qualified personnel for its activities and will therefore double its training budget, bringing it to 3 % of its payroll in 2012. Additionally, it wants to develop apprenticeships and partnerships with the training centre and the employment public service ("Pôle Emploi").

Devanlay is one licensed clothing maker and distributer of Lacoste apparel wear. The company has eight manufacturing units in France and employs just over 1,000 employees in several regions (Aube, Marne, Meuse, etc.).



Eurofound (2012), Devanlay, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 73130, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73130.