Internal restructuring
Este; Comunidad Valenciana; Valencia / València
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29 - Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers

600 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 September 2009
Employment effect (start)
1 November 2009
Foreseen end date
1 January 2010


The Ford Spain automobile company has presented a redundancy scheme for 600 dismissals at its Almussafes plant (Valencia). This is necessary to assure the future viability of the factory, which generates over 42,000 job posts (7100 direct and 35,000 indirect jobs). After the official opening of the consultation period for redundancy scheme negotiations, the company explained that the restructuring, which will affect 8% of the Almussafes staff, is in line with global initiatives being undertaken by the company. It also justified its decision to eliminate the third shift at the Valencian plant due to the 'unprecedented' fall in the European automobile market, despite the implementation of scrapping plans, it continues to be in a situation of ‘great weakness'. Furthermore, Ford does not expect improvements as purchasing aids come to an end. In June, Ford approved a temporary redundancy scheme that affected 360 employees through year end. The company had initially planned on expanding this number to 1100 employees. Since the beginning of 2008, several temporary schemes and workday reduction plans have been approved at the assembly and engine plants.


  • 3 September 2009: El País


Eurofound (2009), Ford, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 69567, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/69567.