Business expansion
Ouest; Pays de la Loire; Vendée
Location of affected unit(s)
La Merlatière
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Leather And Related Products
15.12 - Manufacture of luggage, handbags and the like, saddlery and harness

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
26 January 2018
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2018
Foreseen end date
31 December 2018


The world's number one luxury group LVMH will open this summer its 15th leather goods workshop, creating 200 new jobs for its brand Louis Vuitton at La Merlatière in Vendée.  The group Louis Vuitton already employs 650 artisans in Vendée. 'At the end of 2017', said the CEO, 'we opened our 14th French workshop in Saint-Pourçain in Allier, for which we hired some one hundred leather goods workers and we are going to open a fifteenth one at the end of the semester at La Merlatière in Vendée'.  

The group hires every year 2,500 to 3,000 people in France. The Louis Vuitton brand employed 4,500 people in 2017 worldwide, including around 2,000 in its French workshops.


  • 26 January 2018: Challenges


Eurofound (2018), Société Des Ateliers Louis Vuitton, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 93157, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93157.