Est; Alsace;
Location of affected unit(s)
Drusenheim, Oberhausbergen
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28.22 - Manufacture of lifting and handling equipment

252 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 October 2014
Employment effect (start)
3 November 2014
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


The commercial court of Paris approved the take-over of Caddie, a manufacturer of supermarket trolleys. This will lead to 252 job cuts. The new owners are: a former CEO, the Italian company Bertoldi that sells Caddie products and the German company ShopBox with activities involving maintenance of supermarket trolleys. 128 jobs will be retained: 105 at the main plant in Drusenheim (Bas-Rhin) and 23 at the site in Oberhausbergen (Bas-Rhin).

Caddie was placed into receivership in August. The new owners expect a turnover of €17 million (in comparison to €37 million in 2013) and took the commitment to avoid any dismissals for two years. The new owners were supported by public authorities and the agency for economic development of Bas-Rhin department. In 2012, Caddie was placed into receivership and was taken over by the group Altia.


  • 27 October 2014: Le Monde
  • 27 October 2014: L'usine Nouvelle


Eurofound (2014), Caddie, Merger/Acquisition in France, factsheet number 77781, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77781.