It is not with pleasure that I write these words to inform that the discussions that I led with the Rossignol Group for the take-over of the textile workshop Made in France of Raidlight in Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse were unsuccessful.

Since October 15, I have proposed several solutions to take over the manufacturing workshop and staff, around a fairly simple offer: the take-over of machines at the net book value and the the take-over of voluntary employees. But two months later and finally without even having been able to discuss about this directly orally and visually with Bruno CERCLEY, CEO of Rossignol, no lead could be achieved.

It seems very damaging to me that there are a loss of employees and a loss of emblematic Made in France know-how recognized as much by the State as by customers, when there is a local and concrete proposal to take over staff and know-how.

As a reminder, the workshop in its new configuration was inaugurated by Bruno CERCLEY in June 2018, barely 18 months ago. Well before the closure and the takeover proposal, there would already have been – from my point of view – solutions for the workshop to have a full activity.

Unfortunately, these are 6 jobs that are disappearing in Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse (including at least 4 layoffs), while knowing that two years ago there were 11 employees working in this workshop.

I thank the local officials of the Village and the County for their help in mediation even if it was not successful.

For my part, I am working on several projects which should materialize in 2020 and certainly in Chartreuse, these always combining my passions that are entrepreneurship, innovation, and outdoor.

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