Location of affected unit(s)
Troyes, La Monnerie-le-Montel, Villeurbanne, Caen
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Paper And Paper Products
17.2 - Manufacture of articles of paper and paperboard

244 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 July 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 November 2013
Foreseen end date


The group Hamelin has announced the closure of three of its plants with 244 job cuts. The affected plants are the ELBA site of Monnerie-le-Montel (Puy-de-Dôme) where 63 employees are involved in the production of binders; the ELBA site of Ecrevolles near Troyes (Aube) employing 67 people and L'Oblique, a site in Villeubanne (Rhône) producing suspension folders (47 employees). The production of this last site will be transferred to Germany. The group will also cut about 67 positions among its administrative staff at its headquarters in Caen (Calvados).

This restructuring is part of a European restructuring that will affect about 100 employees in UK and Italy.

According to l'Usine Nouvelle the closure of the site in Monnerie-le-Montel is scheduled for October 2013. According to CFDT, the process of information and consultation on the different social plans will start in September to allow plant closures before the end of the year.


  • 8 July 2013: La Montagne
  • 7 June 2013: L'Est Eclair
  • 25 July 2013: L'usine Nouvelle
  • 9 July 2013: L'usine Nouvelle


Eurofound (2013), Hamelin, Closure in France, factsheet number 75634, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75634.