Fonderie du Poitou Alu, a new French foundry on the verge of liquidation

Poitou Alu foundries in Ingrandes (Vienne), June 17, 2021 GUILLAUME SOUVANT / AFP Its employees learned the bad news at the end of an extraordinary CSE on Tuesday 11 January in the morning: at the end of the allotted time, no buyer came forward to take over their factory, the Alvance aluminum foundry in Poitou, … Read more

in the Indre, the workers of the Alvance Wheels foundry are waiting for a buyer before Christmas

The company Alvance Wheels from Diors, in Indre (here April 30, 2021), is the last manufacturer of aluminum rims in France. ROMAIN BERCHET / RADIO FRANCE/MAXPPP Cold cuts, cigarettes and strong coffee are lined up on a camping table set between two white vans. This Thursday, December 9, those who debauchery and join the parking … Read more

In Aveyron, the end of the SAM automobile foundry pushes Decazeville a little deeper into the crisis

SAM employees on strike in Viviez (Aveyron) on December 1. VALENTINE CHAPUIS / AFP Maryline, forty years with SAM (Aveyron company of metallurgy). Sonia, thirty-three years old. Yohan, five years old. At the entrance to the automobile foundry, located straddling Viviez and Decazeville (Aveyron), the photos of employees taken at their workstations, together with the … Read more

Renault promises “financial support” to foundry employees

SAM, which employs some 350 people, was placed in liquidation on September 16. VALENTINE CHAPUIS / AFP Less than a week after the Toulouse Commercial Court finally sealed, on Friday November 26, the judicial liquidation and the immediate cessation of activity of the Aveyron Company of Metallurgy (SAM), Renault announces financial support for employees. “Renault … Read more

In Aveyron, Renault lets go of the SAM automobile foundry

Striking employees of the Aveyron company of metallurgy protest against the job cuts, in Viviez (Aveyron), March 10, 2021. LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP « I am stunned ”, Sandrine reacts. This nurse, employee of the Aveyron company of metallurgy (SAM) of Viviez, in the old coal basin of Decazeville (Aveyron), cannot believe her eyes. Tuesday … Read more

Renault refuses to support the takeover of the SAM automobile foundry

Striking employees of the Aveyron company of metallurgy demonstrate in front of the Toulouse commercial court on November 19, 2021. LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP The decision had been awaited for four days by the employees. Renault announced Tuesday, November 23, that it refused to support the plan to take over its Aveyron subcontractor SAM and … Read more

in Aveyron, the slight hope of taking over the automobile foundry

During a strike by employees of the Aveyron metallurgy company on strike, in Viviez, on March 10, 2021. LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP Hurry up. There are only a handful of days left for a buyer to express his interest in the Société aveyronnaise de métallurgie (SAM) foundry, located in Viviez, in the former coal basin … Read more