ATS Automation Tooling Systems has reported that productivity at its French subsidiary, Photowatt International, has dropped in reaction to the Photowatt France proposed restructuring plan. Actual output in January 2011 reduced to 3MW, roughly 55% of the output that was planned for the period. Management is now working closely with the employee works council in order to address productivity.
The company’s restructuring plan, which was announced on January 5, 2011 to the employee works council (Comité d'Entreprise), may result in an overall employee reduction of approximately 95 at its facility located in Bourgoin-Jallieu, France. Photowatt France plans also reveal that approximately 136 temporary positions may be discontinued.