Noreste; País Vasco; Vizcaya
Location of affected unit(s)
Zamudio (Vizcaya) and Madrid
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.32 - Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles

230 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 September 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Gestamp, the Spanish multinational automotive engineering company, has announced the closure of two of its centers of its subsidiaries GTS and Matricería Deusto in Zamudio (Vizcaya), affecting 230 workers. The company ensures that these closures are part of its reorganisation plans due to the cCOVID-19 crisis, which has impacted the automotive sector. The restructuring plan in Spain will affect workers at the tooling facilities (mainly in Vizcaya), but also office workers in Madrid.

Workers of GTS and Matricería Deusto have organised protests before the Basque Parliament in Vitoria asking the Minister of Economic Development to demand that the Gestamp group not close these plants. However, Gestamp assures to maintain its commitment to the electric car, announcing an investment of €17 million in the AIC research complex in Amorebieta (also in Vizcaya) for a laboratory dedicated to battery-powered vehicles.



Eurofound (2020), Gestamp, Closure in Spain, factsheet number 102100, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102100.