Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27.32 - Manufacture of other electronic and electric wires and cables

468 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
39 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
15 October 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 November 2013
Foreseen end date


The globally operating Nexans Group has announced its plans to cut 486 jobs and create 39 jobs in France, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. These measures are part of a European-wide restructuring initiative including also the transfer of 462 workers between sites in the same countries.  

The planned restructuring measures follow adverse market conditions and a 2.9% drop in sales in the first three quarters of 2013. The job creation will take place mostly in the group’s R&D units.

Negotiations on the restructuring process will officially start on November 6th and stretch over 4 months. In an attempt to minimize social consequences, employee and union representatives will be included in the process.

In 2009, the group had already cut 387 positions in France (see Nexans – FR2009).


  • 15 October 2013: Nexans (press release)
  • 15 October 2013: L'Echo
  • 15 October 2013: Les Echos


Eurofound (2013), Nexans, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 76006, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76006.