Ouest; Pays de la Loire;
Location of affected unit(s)
Fontenay-le-Comte (Vendée), Nort-Sur-Erdre (Vendée) + Balbigny (Loire), Orléans + other units
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29 - Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers

130 - 196 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 November 2012
Employment effect (start)
11 February 2013
Foreseen end date
30 June 2013


On 4 January 2013, the Commercial court of La Roche-sur-Yon (Vendée) agreed a proposal of the coach builder Trouillet to take over the French truck-trailer maker Samro. The Commercial court decided, on 23 October 2012, the liquidation of Samro. The company employed 292 employees on four sites. The company was allowed to pursue its activities by the end of November. The two administrators in charge of the company failed to find a take-over. But the new owner has announced to cut about 130 positions. The plan will affect 46 employees in Fontenay-le-Comte on a total workforce of 190 employees ; 7 positions by Nort-Sur-Erdre (on 25 employees) and the site of Balbigny (77 employees) that will be closed. The new owner additionally has proposed internal mobility to 35 employees to work in its site of Orléans and 66 redundancies in several subsidiaries.



Eurofound (2012), Samro (S.E.G.), Merger/Acquisition in France, factsheet number 74428, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74428.