Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Maromme, Savigné L'Evêque
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.51 - Operation of dairies and cheese making

131 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 June 2018
Employment effect (start)
28 September 2018
Foreseen end date


Novandie, a company specialised in the production of white cheeses and fresh cheeses marketed under the 'Mamie Nova' brand, has announced the reorganisation of its business to its central works council. The group is launching an employment safeguard plan for its five sites in France, at Savigné L'Evêque (Sarthe) and at Maromme (Seine-Maritime). In total, 131 positions  will be cut : 62 in Savigné on a total workforce of 117 employees and 69 in Maromme.

The management will propose reemployment measures within the group and invidual support to help the affected employees to find a new job outside the company. In Savigné, management plans to close two of the four production lines that are currently underutilised. The remaining two lines will be able to run at full capacity. The two packaging lines would be maintained and the production oriented towards simpler products, thus easier to make profitable. The group explains it has to cope with a decreasing demand of white and fresh cheeses and a price war with supermarkets that reduces its margin. 


  • 28 June 2018: France bleue


Eurofound (2018), Novandie, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 94453, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94453.