The Bombardier plant in Crespin must hire 400 permanent contracts.



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The railway manufacturer Bombardier announced on Friday that it would invest nearly 25 million euros in its plant in Crespin, in the North, to increase production capacity by 25%, with the creation of 400 CDIs.

Bombardier Transport - which is to be acquired by Alstom at the end of January - intends to increase the production capacity of the largest railway plant in France, located near Valenciennes, from around 800 train cars to more than 1,000 by next year. cars per year.

"Plan 1.000"

The program, called “Plan 1.000”, provides for the creation of 400 permanent contracts in Crespin, half of which by establishing temporary and fixed-term contracts.

In total, Crespin will grow in 2021 from 2,000 employees (including 1,600 permanent contracts) to more than 2,500 people (including 2,000 permanent contracts), said the president of Bombardier Transport France and Benelux, Laurent Bouyer.

The group will in particular try to find positions for employees of companies in the region which have announced social plans, such as Bridgestone and SKF.

"We try to be united as much as possible", noted Laurent Bouyer.

"Four billion orders to be executed"

Sweden's SKF, a specialist in ball bearings, has announced job cuts at several sites in France.

The Japanese tire giant Bridgestone is going to close its Béthune plant in the Pas-de-Calais.

Laurent Bouyer also indicated that Bombardier had "four billion (euros) of orders to be executed today, which give us at least five years of industrial visibility", presenting the investment project.

“We have been very affected by the coronavirus” with five months of production delay and the order book has grown by 35%.


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