Bassin Parisien;
Location of affected unit(s)
Fontenay-le-Comte (Vendée), Lisieux (Calvados)
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Wood And Of Products Of Wood And Cork, Except Furniture; Manufacture Of Articles Of Straw And Plaiting Materials
16.29 - Manufacture of other products of wood; manufacture of articles of cork, straw and plaiting materials

277 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 July 2012
Employment effect (start)
17 September 2012
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


On 20th of July, the plywood manufacturer Plyrosol International announced the closure of its two sites and dismissal of its 182 employees. The site located in Fontenay-le-Comte (Vendée) employs 112 people and another one in Lisieux (Calvados) - 70 people.

The company was taken over by a Chinese company in 2009 and was placed in bankruptcy one year after. The Lebanese group Ghassan Bitar bought Plyrosol in October 2010.

The new management aims to transfer production and some of the employees to its plant of Epernay (Marne) over 2013 and to sell the two closed sites. The plan of the management has to be approved by the commercial court in September.

UPDTADE 10 September 2012: the Commercial Court of Lisieux has decided the liquidation of the company that employed 277 employees. Three sites will be closed: Lisieux, 70 employees ; Fontenay-le-Comte, 112 employees; and Epernay, 95 employees. The employees that will receive their dismissal letters want to pursue the activities in the framework of a cooperative. The have asked for the support from the state.



Eurofound (2012), Plysorol International, Closure in France, factsheet number 73918, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73918.