Este; Comunidad Valenciana; Valencia / València
Location of affected unit(s)
Alginet and Navarrés (Valencia)
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Wearing Apparel
14 - Manufacture of wearing apparel
New offshoring locations
Not Available

300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 November 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Tavex, a manufacturer of denim, announced on 3 November 2006 its plans to close the factory in Alginet (Valencia) and to reduce the workforce in the unit in Navarrés (Valencia). Around 300 employees will be dismissed altogether. The company has stated that the reasons for the resturcturing are high wages and increasing energy costs, the competition from China and the fact that many Spanish manufacturers of jean clothes have already offshored their activity to the north of Africa or Asia. Tavex merged with Santista, a Brazilian textile company, at the beginning of 2006 and announced then that it would invest 300 million euros in new factories in Central America and Asia in the next five years. The company will only maintain the offices, the research and development centre and the logistics central store in the plant of Navarrés (Valencia).


  • 4 November 2006: El País


Eurofound (2006), Tavex, Offshoring/Delocalisation in Spain, factsheet number 64378, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64378.