Bassin Parisien; Centre; Indre-et-Loire
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products
22.22 - Manufacture of plastic packing goods

235 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
19 October 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2017
Foreseen end date
30 April 2018


The manufacturer of plastic food boxes Tupperware has announced a  closure project of its site of Joué-lès-Tours (Indre-et-Loire), which employs 235 people. The company expect to close the site in March 2018. The decision is related to  'a significant industrial overcapacity in its European manufacturing', according to the management. Surplus result from an improvement in productivity and a slowdown in its commercial activities in Central and Western Europe and particularly in France. Therefore, the company 'must optimise its industrial footprint in order to restore competitiveness and ensure growth', according to the company's statement. Tupperware has four manufacturing sites serving the European markets: in Belgium, Greece, Portugal and France. According to the management, Tupperware wants to lead by example by offering a reclassification to each employee and making every effort to find a buyer. The company's surplus of production, in Europe for 2017, is 35% and would be 45% if the French site continued its activities.


  • 19 October 2017: Le Monde


Eurofound (2017), Tupperware, Closure in France, factsheet number 92301, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92301.