Internal restructuring
Nord - Pas-De-Calais; Nord;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.32 - Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles

109 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 November 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2012
Foreseen end date
30 November 2013


In November 2012 Durisotti, a company specializing in the modification and development of light commercial vehicles, announced its intention to cut 109 out of 350 jobs.

The group received a financial stimulus from the French State in 2009 to deal with the economic downturn and to preserve employment. But the sales fell by about 20% and the group has to deal with competition coming from Poland and Ukraine. Its turnover fell from 61 million euro in 2008 to 38 million in 2009 and it lost 7 million in 2010. The workforce was gradually reduced from 480 in 2009 to 350 in 2012.

In March 2012, Durisotti was placed into receivership by the court of Arras. According to the management, the job cuts are the only chance to sustain the business. There is currently no information on whether the plan consists of forced dismissal or other measures.


  • 15 November 2012: Les Echos


Eurofound (2012), Durisotti, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 74509, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74509.