Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.30 - Manufacture of communication equipment

150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 January 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 March 2017
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


The French group Parrot plans to reorganise its activities in its drones branch for the consumer market by reducing its workforce by nearly 30%. The group plans to cut 290 positions on a total of 840 employees, including 150 job cuts in France. The reductions would target staff mainly in the areas of R&D, marketing, purchasing and support functions. The group's action plan aims "to concentrate innovation capacity on a reduced number of new products and refocus marketing and sales resources on the most profitable distribution channels and the most promising markets".  Parrot reached a turnover of €85 million in the last quarter 2016 against €100 million expected.


  • 9 January 2017: Les Echos


Eurofound (2017), Parrot, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 89826, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89826.