Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Vailhauquès, Roncq, Montceau
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.12 - Manufacture of loaded electronic boards

260 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 September 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2017
Foreseen end date
31 December 2020


The group Eloane, a manufacturer of electronic devices, has announced a restructuring that will lead to close three of its sites by 2020 , entailing 260 job cuts. During a works council meeting, the management announced the closure of Vailhauquès (Hérault) in 2018 (35 jobs), Roncq (Nord) in 2019 (135 employees) and then Montceau-Les-Mines (Saône-et-Loire) (90 employees). According to the Group's management, in France, the restructuring is due to reorganisation of plants and human resources to maintain competitiveness. 

At the Montceau plant, the employees stopped their work on 11 October to organise a meeting with their unionist of the CGT. Eolane recently turned to the support of investors 'to avoid the bankruptcy of the group', according to the management. The Eolane group subsequently sold 49% of its capital to the investment fund Hivest Capital Partners.


  • 29 September 2017: Le journal de Saône et Loire
  • 9 October 2017: La Voix du Nord


Eurofound (2017), Eolane, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 92256, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92256.