Internal restructuring
Comunidad de Madrid;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Textiles
13 - Manufacture of textiles

150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 January 2005
Employment effect (start)
25 January 2005
Foreseen end date
31 December 2005


The Cortefiel Consortium is a Spanish multinational specialised in the manufacture of textiles. The Company has three production centres in Morocco with 750 employees, another plant in Hungary with 300 employees, and two plants in Spain, one in Málaga (Andalusia) with 450 employees, the other one in Madrid with 150 employees. The Company only produces 15 % of the textiles it sells and has decided the closure of the plant in Madrid. The measure tries to concentrate production in one plant as well as to maintain the competitiveness of the company. This measure will create 150 redundancies. The Management will try to either relocate part of the workforce in the Málaga plant, to subcontract part of it and to dismiss the rest through incentives or simply with the non-renewal of labour contracts. The labour representatives said the measure affects a group of workers with ages ranging from 45 to 55, and have announced protests against the plan.

On 10 February 2005, labour representatives and management have agreed to relocate within Madrid the workers that are not going to be early retired but the production centre of Madrid will be closed.


  • 10 February 2005: El País
  • 25 January 2005: El País


Eurofound (2005), Cortefiel, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 61073, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61073.