Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Miribel, Lamotte-Beuvron
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27.40 - Manufacture of electric lighting equipment

231 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 September 2016
Employment effect (start)
4 December 2017
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


The group Philips has announced the closure of its plant of Lamothe-Breuvron (Loir-et-Cher) with 89 jobs cuts and the partial offshoring of the production from its site of Miribel (Ain) to Spain and Poland with 142 job cuts out of a total of 260. The two sites are the last Phililps' manufacture in France. They produce lightning systems for retail, parking, street and other public lighting. The management aims to maintain the competitiveness of the company and says that they will avoid forced dismissal if possible. The lighting market faces a huge transformation as new technology (LED) enters the market. This trend already forced the market leaders to change their business model (Philips, Osram, General Electric and Havells Sylvania). Management and unions have three months from the first meeting of the Central works council (held on 5 September) to reach an agreement on a social plan. If they failed the management will launch a social plan that will enter into force after agreement of the labour inspectorate. The first departures could start as early as December 2016.


  • 5 September 2016: Les Echos
  • 2 September 2016: L'Express-L'Expansion


Eurofound (2016), Philips, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 88641, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88641.