Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Vitoria (País Vasco) y Barcelona (Cataluña)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.2 - Manufacture of bodies (coachwork) for motor vehicles; manufacture of trailers and semi-trailers

480 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
5 May 2006
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2006
Foreseen end date
31 December 2007


The automobile multinational DaimlerChrisler will offer 400 voluntary redundancies in the centre of the company in Vitoria, the capital of the Basque Country. 150 voluntary redundancies will be offered before summer 2006 and the other 250 before 2008.

Furthermore, the company will offer early retirement to 80 employees in its centre in Barcelona.

In Barcelona, the company had already recently made a deal with the Trade Unions concerning 16 early retirements and has announced on May 5th that they will offer 30 to 35 early retirements more in July 2006 and 45 to 50 early retirements in 2007.


  • 9 May 2006: El País


Eurofound (2006), DaimlerChrysler, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 63463, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63463.