Nord - Pas-De-Calais; Nord;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
23.13 - Manufacture of hollow glass

119 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 April 2015
Employment effect (start)
1 May 2015
Foreseen end date
31 July 2015


French glass producer Verreries de Masnières has been taken over by the Austrian group Stoelzle. The situation is rare as Stoelzle had been the owner of Verreries de Masnières since 2013 when it bought the company from the Italian group Bormioli Rocco.  Stoelzle turned out to be the only takeover candidate for Verreries de Masnières.

The agreement between the company and the union was signed in March 2015 with the mediation of Ministry of Labour. The agreement has been reached after the decision of the commercial court of Douai which approved the takeover of the company by the Austrian group Stoelzle. The company was placed in receivership in mid-October 2014 with an observation period of six months. Stoelzle presented a takeover plan to the court that had been refused by the main union (CGT). After a long industrial dispute and mediation from local authorities and public bodies, the management and the CGT finally agreed on a social plan that leads to 119 dismissals. The Austrian group will finance a social plan of about 3,7 million euro and allow a 13th months (partially linked to the company results) to the employees staying within the company.


  • 27 April 2015: L'usine Nouvelle
  • 11 March 2015: La Voix du Nord
  • 11 March 2015: Le Figaro


Eurofound (2015), Verreries de Manières , Merger/Acquisition in France, factsheet number 83480, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/83480.