Internal restructuring
Ouest; Bretagne; Morbihan
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products
22.22 - Manufacture of plastic packing goods

66 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
19 November 2015
Employment effect (start)
1 March 2015
Foreseen end date
31 December 2016


Albéa, a packaging manufacturer specialised in cosmetics and perfume product, has announced to its employees that it intends to cut about 66 positions out of a total of 282 on its site at Plouhinec (Morbihan). The aim is to specialise the plant in production of lipstick mechanisms with a €10 million investment plan and to relocate care end perfume activities to other sites. The company reached a turnover of €43 million in 2014 and works for cosmetic groups like Yves Rocher, L’Oréal and Dior. It belongs to the investment fund Sun Capital Partners. According the union CFDT, the job cuts will result in the dismissal and non-replacement of employees reaching retirement age. The employees’ representatives have nominated an expert to analyse the situation and a meeting is scheduled on 26 November to give more details on the social plan. Albéa group has 16,000 employees worldwide with facilities in 16 countries and a turnover of $1.6 billion dollars. Albéa has three other plants in France in Sainte-Ménehould (Marne), Vandières (Meurthe-et-Moselle) and Bernaville (Somme).


  • 19 November 2015: Ouest-France
  • 30 November 2015: L'usine Nouvelle


Eurofound (2015), Albéa, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 85464, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/85464.