Type
Offshoring/Delocalisation
Country
France
Region
Est; Alsace; Bas-Rhin
Location of affected unit(s)
Wissembourg
Sector
Manufacturing
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.10 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
New offshoring locations
Germany

187 - 208 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 November 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 February 2014
Foreseen end date
30 November 2014

Description

Caravan and motor home manufacturer Burstner is to cut up to 208 positions in Wissembourg (Bas-Rhin). The number could drop to 138 with a potential relocation of workers within the company.

The measure follows sluggish demand and the company’s decision to transfer one of its core activities in Wissembourg to Kehl, Germany.

Burstner is part of Hymer group. The latter had announced the closure of its French branch in 2010 with the consequent loss of 190 staff.

Updated, 27-06-2014: 187 employees will receive their dismissal letter by 28 July. Only 5 employees have agreed a replacement in the German unit of Kehl, near Strasbourg.


Sources

  • 25 November 2013: Les Echos
  • 15 November 2013: Usine Nouvelle
  • 26 June 2014: L'alsace
  • 14 November 2013: France 3

Citation

Eurofound (2013), Bürstner, Offshoring/Delocalisation in France, factsheet number 76174, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76174.