Internal restructuring
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
France, UK, Spain
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62.01 - Computer programming activities

400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
56 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
10 April 2014
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2014
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


In April 2014, Oberthur Technologies, the French global digital security firm, announced a European-wide reorganisation with 400 job cuts. The group will cut: 132 positions in France (but also create 54 jobs) by closing a site and selling or closing another site, in order to concentrate activities on the plant at Vitré (Ille-et-Vilaine); 206 positions in UK with the closure of the plant at Tewkesbury; and 62 in Spain with the closure of the site of Barcelona. The group has acted due to a decrease in demand for smart cards in Europe and want to maintain its competitiveness and its position of leadership within this sector. Internal and external mobility will be considered before any dismissal. The group has a workforce of 6,000 world-wide.


  • 10 April 2014: Gloucestershire Echo
  • 10 April 2014: Le Figaro


Eurofound (2014), Oberthur Technologies, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 76953, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76953.