Internal restructuring
Ouest; Bretagne; Ille-et-Vilaine
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.32 - Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles

80 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 October 2015
Employment effect (start)
4 October 2015
Foreseen end date
1 October 2018


Bretagne Ateliers, an automotive supplier working in Bretagne, has announced a voluntary departure plan to cut about 80 positions within a total workforce of 550 employees. Bretagne Ateliers is a non-profit organisation, and 80% of its employees have disabilities. The supplier, who used to work almost exclusively for the car manufacturer PSA Peugeot-Citroën, has stated the job losses are due to a declining demand from PSA. Despite efforts to diversify its activities to include railway and aeronautic manufacturing, the new opportunities will not offset the decline in motor vehicle contracts. The total turnover of Bretagne Ateliers was down to €17 million in 2014 in comparison to an average of €22 million in previous years. The employment savings plan was refused by the employees' representatives, but agreed to by the union CFDT. The voluntary departure plan will start in October and will continue for three years. Although Bretagne Ateliers has recently won a contract with the Bolloré group to build batteries for new electric buses ordered by the region of Ile-de-France, management has stated that this contract will represent only 5% of the annual turnover.


  • 2 October 2015: L'usine Nouvelle
  • 2 October 2015: Ouest-France


Eurofound (2015), Bretagne Ateliers, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 84961, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/84961.