Internal restructuring
Bassin Parisien; Bourgogne; Côte-d\'Or
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

148 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
19 March 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 October 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2013


The US automotive supplier TRW Automotive has announced the closure of a plant in Dijon with 148 jobs cuts in the next months (September - October). The site is specialized in the manufacture of valves and sensors. The management explains its decision by a weak competiveness of the plant that realized losses. Furthermore the recent acceleration of technical changes forced TRW to adapt its production. The move to electric system of directions has for consequences excess production capacities of previous generation products in the European sites. According the management, by its limited size, the site is not suitable to obtain production of new generation of products. The union CGT stresses that the site was already a pioneer in production of electric sensors and explains the decision by a delocalization policy from France to Poland and the Czech Republic. 


  • 20 March 2013: L'usine Nouvelle
  • 19 March 2013: Gazetteinfo


Eurofound (2013), TRW France, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 75103, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75103.