Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Sevilla, Tarragona, Cadiz, Logroño, Palazuelo, Cantabria and Alicante.
Manufacture Of Tobacco Products
Manufacture Of Tobacco Products
12 - Manufacture of tobacco products

898 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 August 2005
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2003
Foreseen end date
31 December 2007


Altadis wants to save €70 million in the coming years. A part of the workers will be relocated to the site of Logroño and Alicante, others will be proposed early retirement. A follow-up plan is expected by the Unions and the employees.

On 5 May 2005, the company Altadis has announced the accomplishment of the job reduction plan presented in July 2003. The job reduction plan will affect 600 employees, the closure of the plants in Cadiz (Andalusien, Spain) with 166 employees, and of Tarragona (Catalonien, Spain) with 240 employees and the closure by 2007 of the Seville plant (Andalusien, Spain) with 220 employees.

On 3 August 2005 the central government has accepted the job reduction plan presented by the company with the creation of 898 redundancies. The plan will affect 39 employees of Alicante(Valencia), 176 employees of Cadiz( Andalusien), 40 employees of Logroño( La Rioja), 21 employees of Palazuelo ( Valladolid, Castilla y Leon), 170 employees of Cantabria, 209 employees of Seville (Andalusien) and 243 employees of Tarragona (Catalonien). The plan includes early retirement and voluntary dismissals.


  • 4 August 2005: El País
  • 24 July 2003: Expansión
  • 24 July 2003: El País
  • 24 July 2003: Les Echos


Eurofound (2005), Altadis, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 60057, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/60057.