Type
Business expansion
Country
Portugal
Region
Continente; Centro (P); Oeste
Location of affected unit(s)
Sector
Manufacturing
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28 - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.

214 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
13 March 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
1 January 2010

Description

German company ROL produces bearings and gear boxes for the car industry, computer ventilators and home appliances in Caldas da Rainha.

ROL managed to avoid delocalisation to Eastern Europe or China by introducing a fourth shift on Saturdays. This allowed an increase in production following the closure of a unit of the group in Germany.

The agreement between management and workers also foresees an increase in the number employed from presently 386 to 600 by 2010, as well as financial compensation, i.e. a productivity bonus and some additional 100 euros for those who work on Saturdays.


Sources

  • 13 March 2006: P├║blico

Citation

Eurofound (2006), ROL, Business expansion in Portugal, factsheet number 63145, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63145.