Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Bar-sur-Aube, Mantes-la-Jolie, Limay, Coteau
Manufacturing Of Furniture And Other Manufacturing
Manufacture Of Furniture
31.03 - Manufacture of mattresses

150 - 191 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
31 May 2018
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2018
Foreseen end date
31 December 2018


Mattress manufacturer Adova group has announced a restructuring plan that will lead to about 150 job cuts across 5 French sites. About 69 positions will be cut in the factory at Bar-sur-Aube (Aube), 17 job cuts at Coteau (Loire) out of a total of 132 employees and 61 job cuts at Mantes-la-Jolie and Limay (Yvelines). The management will launch a voluntary departures plan to avoid forced dismissals. 

Adova group is the new name of the former Cauval Industries which was taken over in 2016 by the investment fund Perceval Capital. The new owner retained 1,445 employees out of a workforce of 1,660: about 215 employees were  dismissed. Three other job cuts are recorded in the ERM data base in 2013 (442 job cuts), in 2011 (170 job cuts) and 2005 (335 job cuts). The group has also announced the construction of a new 'smart plant' in Bar-sur-Aube with an investment of €20 million. 


  • 1 June 2018: L'Est Eclair
  • 25 May 2018: L'usine Nouvelle
  • 1 June 2018: Le Progrès


Eurofound (2018), Adova Group, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 94206, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94206.