Internal restructuring
Sur; Andalucía; Sevilla
Location of affected unit(s)
Alcalá de Guadaira
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
23.42 - Manufacture of ceramic sanitary fixtures

177 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 July 2009
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2009
Foreseen end date
1 March 2010


The bathroom fittings producer Roca will lay off 177 people at its location in Alcalá de Guadaíra (Seville). The company, which has some 3000 employees throughout Spain, reports that it has adopted this decision to confront the growing deceleration that has swept through the construction sector since 2007, and that has worsened 'drastically' in 2008 and 2009.

Roca is presenting the layoff plan only months after making an agreement with the unions for a redundancy scheme to suspend contracts for one year for 1990 employees throughout Spain. However, the company has stated that this temporary scheme, approved in February, ‘was not enough' to respond to steep drops in demand, which makes ‘a new structural readjustment necessary in light of the future prospects of the construction market'.


  • 28 July 2009: Cinco Días


Eurofound (2009), Roca, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 69605, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/69605.