Internal restructuring
Noreste; Comunidad Foral de Navarra;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.32 - Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles

103 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
11 January 2021
Employment effect (start)
9 February 2021
Foreseen end date
1 March 2023


The Kybse factory in Ororbia (Navarra), dedicated to the manufacture of shock absorbers and owned by the Tokyo-based automotive components multinational Kayaba, has announced a collective redundancy plan that will affect 103 workers in the factory: 55 production line workers and another 48 to quality, engineering, and maintenance departments. 

The company justifies its decision by the drop in sales and economic problems after a turnover fall close to 60% in the last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The company has assured its aim to implement the restructuring with early retirement and voluntary redundancies.

Unions are surprised because they expected the adjustment would have affected only the office area. However, want to transmit a message of 'relative tranquillity' to avoid involuntary exits. For its part, the CCOO rejects the plan and criticises the company's management for not fulfilling its employment maintenance commitment.



Eurofound (2021), Kybse, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 103515, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/103515.