Este; Cataluña; Barcelona
Location of affected unit(s)
Polinyà y Rubí
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Chemical Products
20 - Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products

246 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 May 2006
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2006
Foreseen end date
30 September 2006


Dupont, a multinational of chemical products from USA, has decided to close the centres it has got in Polinyà and Rubí (Cataluña, Spain) between 1st June and 30th September 2006. 246 employees will be dismissed. The closure has been negotiated between the company and the trade unions. They reached an agreement that includes the services of an employment agency for the employees.

Dupont has announced that these closures have been caused by the crisis in the automobile sector, as the centres of Polinyá and Rubí made paints for cars. Nevertheless, the company is going to open new plants in China in the near future. Dupont has got more plants in Asturias (North of Spain), but these ones will not be closed.


  • 16 May 2006: El País
  • 13 May 2006: El País


Eurofound (2006), Dupont, Closure in Spain, factsheet number 63501, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63501.