Internal restructuring
Centre-Est; Rhône-Alpes; Rhône
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Equipment
25 - Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment

60 - 87 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 May 2016
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2016
Foreseen end date
28 February 2017


On 2 February, the management of Bosch Rexroth France, the French subsidiary of the German engineering and electronics company, announced a plan to cut 180 positions out of a total of 360 in its plant in Vénisseux (Rhône) in the framework of cost saving plan of €19 million by 2018. According to a draft restructuring plan that was submitted in February of 2016, the company also intends to delocalise a large part of the production to Turkey and China by 2018. However, unions and employees’ representatives began to mobilise on 25 April, and a collective agreement was concluded on 11 May between management and three unions (CGT, CFE-CGC, FO). According to the agreement, the company will maintain a minimum of 270 positions at the site until 2020 and will increase its investment in its R&D division from around 700,000 to €5.8 million by 2020. According to FO, the job cuts will be limited to between 60 and 70 positions, and that these will occur through age-measures within the framework of a social plan that is yet to be negotiated between management and unions. No forced dismissals are expected. However, according to the regional daily Le Progrès de Lyon, the number of job cuts will reach as many as 87. The plant is specialised in control devices for construction equipment.


  • 12 May 2016: La Tribune
  • 11 May 2016: Le Progrès de Lyon


Eurofound (2016), Bosch Rexroth France, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 87544, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/87544.