Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Wholesale Of Food, Beverages And Tobacco
46.34 - Wholesale of beverages

360 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 January 2021
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Coca-Cola European Partners, the British multinational Coca-Cola bottling company, has announced the collective dismissal of 360 employees in Spain (approximately 10% of the workforce), mainly affecting workers in the commercial area.

The company intends to undertake a process of reorganisation, optimisation and homogenisation of its commercial area to simplify the way it markets and distributes its products. Moreover. Coca-Cola EP places the workforce adjustment within the restructuring process that the company is carrying out at European level: the first phase involved the closure of its Malaga (Andalusia) factory at the end of 2020 (where 80 people were employed). This new collective redundancy is the second part of that plan, affecting the commercial area of the company instead of the industrial part.

According to unions, the adjustment will also affect the IT department (with offices in Madrid and Catalonia). The company has announced the plan to unions at the permanent dialogue table that it maintains with the workers' representatives.



Eurofound (2021), Coca-Cola European Partners, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 103596, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/103596.