Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
France, Italy, UK, Germany, United-States
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Basic Metals
24.45 - Other non-ferrous metal production

300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 May 2014
Employment effect (start)
1 May 2014
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


The group Mersen, manufacturer of electrical specialities and graphite-based materials, has announced 300 job cuts in the framework of a global reorganisation plan. The plan will lead to the relocation of production within the same geographical areas. In Europe, production at the plants in Cevins (France), Patrica (Italy), Portslade (UK) and Jestetten (Germany) will be relocated to other Group facilities in Austria, France and the United Kingdom. In addition, the plant in Frankfurt (Germany) will be resized. In the United States, production at the facilities in Midland (Michigan) and Oxnard (California) will be reassigned to other Group plants in the country. According Mersen, "this new organization would enable Mersen to improve its performance and flexibility while expanding its innovation and investment capabilities for the future". The plan will result in the reduction of about 300 positions in the affected sites. A company press release highlights "it would also lead to the creation of positions in the recipient sites", but give no data. The plan will be implemented in 2014 and completed by the end of 2015. Mersen intends "to lead the project in accordance with its high-quality social dialogue practices".


  • 20 May 2014: Press release Mersen
  • 21 May 2014: Les Echos


Eurofound (2014), Mersen, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 77050, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77050.