The tow vehicles, able to be delivered, pile up within the car parking zone of the Besse et Aupy firm, on the entrance to Ribérac. Behind, the massive sheet steel workshop is roofed with black tarpaulins. A couple of staff gathered in entrance of the closed gates, disgusted: “I used to be born right here, it was my first job”, unfastened Mickaël. He has labored for 22 years within the firm, which is among the many 5 largest producers of tow vehicles in France. This Tuesday, October three, he might be fired. The corporate goes earlier than the Industrial Court docket of Périgueux, and dangers judicial liquidation.
Manufacturing by no means resumed after the June 20 storm
The hailstorm of June 20 actually ravaged the four,000 sq. meter warehouse. Ceilings collapsed, equipment was flooded, and asbestos was strewn in all places. The labor inspectorate banned the 32 staff from returning to work insideand for 3 months, manufacturing has been stopped: “It is as when you had put a bomb. There may be work for perhaps one million euros to go away. On the stage of insurance coverage, apparently it isn’t supported”explains the gross sales supervisor. “It solely covers 100,000 euros. And there, we don’t perceive why the administration has not reviewed this utterly out of date insurance coverage contract. We don’t perceive what is going on to us”.
You need to see inside, it is such as you put a bomb
Staff are offended with administration. The CEO informed them he was going to file for chapter in an electronic mail, final Monday, when negotiations had began with the city corridor, the group of communes and the prefecture to attempt to discover help, or perhaps a purchaser. The corporate has been in problem for 4 years, but it surely had simply obtained a really giant contract, the development of 60 tow vehicles for the Ministry of the Inside, for the Parisian CRS firms for the Olympic Video games in Paris in 2024.
A contract for 60 tow vehicles for the CRS
“We see that our order ebook was full for greater than a yr, we have now this very large market that we can’t honor as a result of we can’t resume work. And we would not have the money to to restart”, explains Céline, one other worker. The 32 staff hope that the industrial courtroom will place the corporate in receivership, and never straight in obligatory liquidation. However it will be essential to discover a purchaser able to put a whole lot of 1000’s of euros to restore hail injury, or salvage equipment filled with asbestos.
Different firms have suffered the identical injury and so they have resumed their exercise from the beginning
– Nicholas Plato
For its half, the group of communes of Périgord Ribéracois has requested the area to attempt to discover a purchaser, even after the attainable liquidation of the corporate. For Nicolas Platon, the mayor of Ribérac, “it is a bodywork that labored very nicely. We have now to place all the pieces on the desk at this time, particularly the instructions taken by the leaders, as a result of at this time we do not perceive. Different firms in Ribérac have suffered the identical injury and so they have resumed their exercise for the reason that begin. There, we’re in a scenario which raises many questions”. Contacted by France Blue Perigordthe CEO of the corporate didn’t reply to our requests.