Friday, December 16, 2016

Tilly-Sabco : the abattoir taken over by a Dutch company – The World

This recovery leaves without employment 134 of 195 employees of the slaughterhouse, in receivership since July.

The commercial court of Brest authorizes, in its judgment Friday, 16 December, the resumption of the slaughter of poultry, Tilly-Sabco Bretagne by the Dutch company Wegdam Food Link.

This recovery leaves as well on the tile 134 of 195 employees of the slaughterhouse, in receivership since July, which will be the subject of a procedure of dismissal, according to the judgment which the Agency France-Presse has obtained a copy.

Three offers to purchase were submitted, of which that of Wegdam, who had at first considered using only 45 employees, compared to 61 in the final.

The gallery LOC proposed to keep 9 employees compared to 8 at the start – for the activity sausage to Plouay (Morbihan), and proposed a reclassification of 50 employees on other sites, with consideration of seniority. The third bid came from the group saudi Al-Dhahry in association with the industrial breton Le Clézio. It proposed to resume 80 employees, including 55 in partial unemployment for a period of twelve months.

Activity to stop for months

The company Wegdam, particularly interested in the activity and sausages to the slaughterhouse breton, is specialized in the production and distribution of frozen food from chicken, pork, beef and fish. It would employ 25 people, according to the judgment of the tribunal of commerce.

Tilly-Sabco Bretagne was placed into receivership on July 29, with an observation period of six months. The slaughterhouse was saved from bankruptcy in December 2014 due to its acquisition by three investors : the CCI of Morlaix, the uk’s MS Foods and the investment fund, Breizh Algae Invest, launched by the group Olmix specialized in biotechnology. But these last two have since de-committed.

This buyback had enabled the backup of 200 jobs more than 320 members of the company, whose activity is at a standstill for several months.

Tilly-Sabco Bretagne is present in two market segments, the processed products (sausages, chicken and chicken) and fresh and frozen products (non-processed products marketed whole or cut). In 2015, 82 % of its sales came from activity chicken and 18 % of the sausages.


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