Internal restructuring
Nord - Pas-De-Calais; Nord;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
23.11 - Manufacture of flat glass

130 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 August 2013
Employment effect (start)
31 December 2013
Foreseen end date


On the 30 August 2013, AGC Glass announced its intention to cut 130 (out of a total of 270) jobs in France. The group decided to close its two ovens in the site of Maubeuge (Nord) for three years. Negotiation will start after the first meeting of the Central works council, scheduled for the 13 of September. The management explains its decision by overcapacities of flat glass in Europe. The group has already announced four closures of sites or production lines in France, in the Netherlands, in Belgium (101 job cuts announced in July, see AGC France 2013) and in Italy; all these measures account for the closure of a total of 20 sites (ovens) in Europe (including Russia). Unions called for a strike on the 2 September before the beginning of the negotiation on the social plan. 


  • 2 September 2013: La Voix du Nord
  • 9 September 2013: Usine Nouvelle


Eurofound (2013), AGC France, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 75849, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75849.