Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
France, Switzerland, China, Honk-Kong, UK, Sweden, Germany
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.30 - Manufacture of communication equipment

290 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 January 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 February 2017
Foreseen end date
31 July 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 plan to cut 290 positions on a total of 840 employees. Parrot aims to take on board the changes in market for consumer drones and, according to its press release, "considers that the management of its development in this segment will involve an adaptation of its offer and a cost reduction phase". "Adjusting the support teams to the level of business", is part of the restructuring plan. These reductions would concern employees both in France (150) and internationally. Parrot has most of it employees in France (628), in Switzerland (119), in China (87), Honk-Kong (22), UK (14), Germany (13) and Spain (12).


  • 9 January 2017: Les Echos
  • 9 January 2017: Parrot (Presse release)


Eurofound (2017), Parrot, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 89827, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89827.