Bassin Parisien; Basse-Normandie; Orne
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Paper And Paper Products
17.21 - Manufacture of corrugated paper and paperboard and of containers of paper and paperboard

86 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 February 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2017
Foreseen end date
30 September 2017


The management of Amcor Flexibles, a subsidiary of the Australian packaging producer, announced to its Central works council the closure of its facility in Argentan (Orne). The entire workforce of 86 employees is facing dismissal. The background to the closure is the fact that the firm failed to be profitable for the last couple of years,  in its activities of cheese and meat packaging. The company has six other plants in France and employs about 402 employees.

Local authorities highlight the lack of consultation and anticipation from the management. They add that the plant has received up to €14 million of public financial support since 2004. Amcor bought the plant in 2001. They ask the company to find a takeover solution for the plant in the framework of the "Florange law" which makes compulsory for employers to seek a takeover when they want to close a production site. Amcor employs 31,000 people worldwide for a global turnover of  €8.9 billions. The employer will negotiate an Employment safeguard plan until 9 May 2017. 


  • 16 February 2017: L'usine Nouvelle
  • 16 February 2017: Industrie.com
  • 10 February 2017: Ouest-France


Eurofound (2017), Amcor Flexible France, Closure in France, factsheet number 90276, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90276.