Creuse: the owner of LSI (ex-GM & S) has “no intention at all to close” the La Souterraine plant

Creuse: the owner of LSI (ex-GM & S) has “no intention at all to close” the La Souterraine plant

The owner of the LSI plant Alain Martineau denies that the director of the establishment publicly announced the closure of the site in 2022, during a visit to the Northern LFI MP Adrien Quatennens, as stated by the CGT.

Alain Martineau, July 27, 2017 (PASCAL LACHENAUD / AFP)

Alain Martineau, the owner of the LSI (ex-GM & S) plant in La Souterraine en Creuse, did not “Not at all intending to close” the site, he said Tuesday, June 15 on France Bleu Creuse. The CEO of the GMD group and boss of the LSI factory “Does not understand why the CGT peddled false information” on the fate of this factory which he bought in 2017. The difficulties of this factory and the mobilization of employees were at the heart of the news during the 2017 presidential campaign.

In an open letter dated Friday, Vincent Labrousse, ex-CGT delegate of GM&S, affirmed that the director of the establishment, Yannick Lacroix, “Publicly announced the closure of the site in 2022, during a visit by a deputy of the Republic”, in this case Northern LFI MP Adrien Quatennens. “The director never said that”, says Alain Martineau.

He explains that “The order book is made up of parts that are on vehicles that gradually come to a halt so you have to put in some new blood and let new parts arrive.“. But this activity “Will not be enough”, concedes the CEO who ensures working to diversify production outside the automotive sector.

“Everyone is fighting to put new parts on LSI, whether it is Peugeot, Renault, us, the state has helped us. Everyone hopes LSI will last a long time ”, insists Alain Martineau.