PARIS Thomson SA has expressed its intention to sell its manufacturing site in Angers, France, by the end of 2008. The reason is that the French electronics maker can no longer ensure the continuity of the site.
Frederic Rose, newly-elected chief executive officer, has asked the managers of Thomson Angers SAS, Jean Martinez and Denis Langlois, to prepare the sale of the site and the redeployment of employees with respect to potential economic possibilities.
"As part of the reconversion projects that have been conducted for three years we have started to seek a buyer for our manufacturing activities in Angers," declared Thomson spokesperson to AFP. "We will provide a first update on the project advancement in December. No restructuring plan is planned at this point of time."
Founded in 1957, Thomson Angers manufactures decoders and printed circuit cards for video technologies. It currently employs about 335 people.