South-west France-based CMT Finition, a specialist in the dyeing and embellishment of fabrics used in garments, has been placed in administration for a period of six months by a commercial court in the city of Castres.

The firm, which is part of the Carreman group, employs 120 staff. The court decision follows a significant drop in orders which has led to the introduction of short-time working.

The CGT staff union claims CMT Finition is looking to axe 50 jobs.