Internal restructuring
Est; Lorraine; Vosges
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Beverages
11.07 - Manufacture of soft drinks; production of mineral waters and other bottled waters

110 - 120 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 June 2019
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2019
Foreseen end date
31 July 2022


Nestlé Water has presented a plan to reorganise its activities at Vittel and Contrexéville (Vosges), which will result in 120 job cus by 2022, based on voluntary departures. The project (Plan Vosges 2022), which has been presented to the trade unions, aims to 'ensure the sustainability of activities' on these sites, according to the management, which invokes 'an increased competitive context and a rapidly changing water market'. The plan includes measures to innovate the production tool, a new work organisation and end-of-career arrangements. Incentives will be offered to employees who wish to leave the company by 2022. 'A maximum of 120 employees could be eligible for these measures', according to the management.

Several meetings are planned between management and employee representatives throughout the summer with a view to closing the consultation proceess at the end of August. No trade union action is scheduled at this time.

Nestlé employs 1,014 permanent employees, 58 fixed-term contracts, 45 apprentices and 115 temporary staff in the Vosges.



Eurofound (2019), Nestlé Waters Supply Est, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 98067, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/98067.