The plant, which went into receivership in June 2012, gets an extended receivership period and offers the company a chance to review two formal recovery plans.

Eolane is interested in producing components on the Technicolor's Angers site reports However the company is yet to finalize a letter of intent. The Minerva group is also interested in the plant.

Both must finalise letters of intent before October 11 when the court will decide on whether to liquidate the plant or continue forward with a proposed acquisition. 350 workers await the decision anxiously.