Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Montornés del Vallés (Cataluña-Spain), Manchester (Great Britain) and Michigan (U.S.).
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

730 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 September 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2008


Eaton, the american multinational that manufactures motor, weapon and electronical components, announced on 29 September 2006 that it is going to close its sites in Montornés del Vallés (Spain) and in Manchester (UK).

The company has not announced yet when the dismissals will start to take place but it has assured that both plants will be closed by the end of 2006.

Eaton will also close the plant it has in Saginaw (Michigan, U.S.) at the end of 2008. This is all the result of an internal restructuring of the company.

154 employees will be dismissed in Barcelona, 299 in Manchester and 277 in Michigan.


  • 1 October 2006: El País


Eurofound (2006), Eaton, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 64248, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64248.