Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Château-Thierry, Sorinières and Montigny-Le-Bretonneux
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Wholesale Of Other Machinery, Equipment And Supplies
46.69 - Wholesale of other machinery and equipment

104 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 September 2015
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2015
Foreseen end date
31 December 2016


In the framework of its restructuring plan announced in April to reduce its workforce of about 1,450 positions (see ERM Factsheet), the French subsidiary GEA Wesfalai Separator France has decided to cut 104 positions in France out of a total workforce of 1,000 employees. According to several regional newspapers, 22 positions are in threat in Sorinières (Loire-Atlantique) ; 20 positions are announced to be cut in Montigny-Le-Bretonneux (Yvelines) and 30 in the three units of Château-Thierry (Aisne). The sources mention a total of 104 job cuts. There is no information about the time schedule, but dismissals will happen in the coming months after the negotiation of a social plan.


  • 24 September 2015: Ouest-France
  • 4 November 2015: Le Parisien
  • 5 November 2015: L’Union


Eurofound (2015), GEA Wesfalai Separator France, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 85478, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/85478.