Internal restructuring
Est; Franche-Comté; Territoire de Belfort
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28.11 - Manufacture of engines and turbines, except aircraft, vehicle and cycle engines

115 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 February 2013
Employment effect (start)
18 March 2013
Foreseen end date
30 June 2013


GE (General Electric) Energy in France has announced a restructuring plan with 115 jobs cuts in its plant in Belfort, specialized in the manufacture of turbine for gas power station. The restructuring will affect 6% of the workforce, mainly engineers and managers (80 positions) and 35 technicians and employees. As the economic crisis decreased the demand of electricity, the main producers stopped their power station functioning with gas or coal or reduced their activities. The impact on GE Energy is that the company has seen its order book declining with a raise of its fixed cost. The management will propose voluntary departure and internal mobility to avoid direct dismissals.  


  • 6 March 2013: L'usine Nouvelle
  • 18 March 2013: Les Echos


Eurofound (2013), GE Energy, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 75088, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75088.