Ouest; Pays de la Loire; Maine-et-Loire
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.2 - Manufacture of computers and peripheral equipment

350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
11 October 2012
Employment effect (start)
26 October 2012
Foreseen end date
26 November 2012


On 10 October 2012, the Commercial court of Nanterre has decided the liquidation of Thomson Angers SAS (350 employees) the last production plant in France of the French creative content company Technicolor (Thomson).

Placed in receivership last June, the company has not found a buyer. The Court decided the liquidation and 350 employees, mainly women over 50 years old, will lose their job. The 350 jobs are under threat as Technicolor has lost an important contract with France Télécom.

Two groups were interested to take the plant over, but both plans failed. The city of Angers and the region Pays de la Loire made efforts to save the plant, with one of the former potential buyers, Eolane, planning to turn the plant into a manufacturer of photovoltaic products.

On 17 October, the unions and the liquidator announced that they are going to court against the mother company Technicolor. They want to force the group to pay 30 million euro to finance the social plan, as the closed subsidiary does not have enough funds to finance the dismissals. The first employees will receive the dismissal letter on the 26 October. 


  • 11 October 2012: L'usine Nouvelle
  • 1 June 2012: L'usine Nouvelle
  • 17 October 2012: Ouest France


Eurofound (2012), Thomson Angers SAS, Bankruptcy in France, factsheet number 74307, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74307.