Este; Cataluña; Barcelona
Location of affected unit(s)
Palau-Solità i Plegamans
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

740 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
31 May 2007
Employment effect (start)
30 July 2007
Foreseen end date
30 April 2008


GDX Automotive, a manufacturer of auxiliary parts for cars, announced on 31 May 2007 the closure of its plant in Palau-Solità i Plegamans (Barcelona) and the dismissal of all 740 employees. This decision follows the company’s closure of its other factory in Catalonia, in Valls. The reason given is the lack of confidence of its clients (Volkswagen and Seat), which has in turn led to a decrease in the volume of orders. The company will announce an Employment Regulation Programme (Expediente de Regulacion de Empleo) which will be executed in two stages -the first by 30 July 2007 and the second by 30 October 2007-, according to the company's needs to relocate its lines of production. The deadline for this process is 30 April 2008 when the site will close down for good.


  • 31 May 2007: Cinco Días


Eurofound (2007), GDX Automotive, Closure in Spain, factsheet number 65457, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65457.