Internal restructuring
Ouest; Poitou-Charentes; Vienne
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.32 - Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles

110 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 November 2019
Employment effect (start)
15 November 2019
Foreseen end date
31 December 2019


Swedish equipment manufacturer Autoliv Isodelta, which manufactures steering wheels at the Chiré-en-Montreuil plant (Vienne), announced the loss of 110 jobs out of a total of 390. This redundancy plan is part of a global reorganisation announced by the Swedish automotive supplier, the world leader in airbags, which plans to reduce its workforce by 800 positions in 2019, among its 67,000 employees worldwide.

The 6% decrease in global vehicle production is believed to be the cause. When company announced the social plan, four years after the one that lead to 225 job cuts, employees have begun a spontaneous strike followed by 98% of the staff, according to a union source.

Previous restructuring (164 job cuts) were announced at the Gournay-en-Bray (Seine-Maritime) site in 2015, 140 jobs were cut in 2011 at the same plant. 140 jobs were lost in 2009 and 85 in 2008. 



Eurofound (2019), Autoliv IsoDelta, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 99112, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/99112.