Bassin Parisien; Haute-Normandie; Eure
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture, Printing And Reproduction Of Recorded Media
Printing And Reproduction Of Recorded Media
18.20 - Reproduction of recorded media

106 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 September 2012
Employment effect (start)
13 September 2012
Foreseen end date
21 September 2012


On 6 September, the commercial court of Evreux announced the closure of Cinram, DVD producer employing 106 people in Louvier. All of the company's employees will be dismissed. 

Cinram Optical Disc is a subsidiary of the Canadian group Cinram, specializing in the production and recording of DVDs. The group declared bankruptcy and part of its activities were taken over by the US investment fund Najafi, excluding some subsidiaries, such as the Louviers plant. 

As a result, Cinram was placed in receivership on 31 May. The site belonged to the group Philips and employed up to 1,000 employees.

According to the union CGT, the employees have made a blockage of the site, keeping between 300,000 and 400,000 DVDs and two machineries that the owner wants to transfer. Unions have announced the intention to negotiate higher redundancy payment than the minimum allowed by the law. Meanwhile, the management stressed that the company has no more funds to finance higher redundancy payment but will support employees to find a new job.



Eurofound (2012), Cinram Optical Disc, Bankruptcy in France, factsheet number 74087, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74087.