Location of affected unit(s)
Paris, Lyon, Saint-Quentin Fallavier
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
23.6 - Manufacture of articles of concrete, cement and plaster

166 - 203 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
37 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
19 May 2015
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2015
Foreseen end date


Cement producer Lafarge has announced to its European works council that it plans to cut about 203 positions in France in the frame of a reorganisation linked to the merger process with Swiss cement manufacturer Holcim.

The management will start negotiation with the social partners with the aim of avoiding forced dismissals and proposing internal or external mobility schemes, early retirement or voluntary departures. The  job cuts are to affect support functions (920 employees in France) at the headquarters in Paris (195 job cuts) and the Lafarge Services Groupe site near Lyon (8 job cuts). Meanwhile, Lafarge will create 37 positions in research and development activities at its Saint-Quentin Fallavier research centre. Taking into account this job creation, the total net job loss is 166.  

Lafarge has 63,000 employees worldwide and about 45,000 in France.


  • 20 May 2015: Le Monde
  • 19 May 2015: Lafarge (press release)


Eurofound (2015), Lafarge, Merger/Acquisition in France, factsheet number 83285, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/83285.