Internal restructuring
Este; Cataluña; Barcelona
Location of affected unit(s)
Sant Cugat del Vallés
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products

87 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
8 June 2011
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Sharp has applied for a redundancy procedure which will affect 87 employees at its plant in Sant Cugat del Vallés (Barcelona). The company has announced its plan after finalizing the sale of its industrial assets to the Catalan company Cirsa which will use the plant for manufacturing gaming machines. Sharp and the workers committee have achieved an agreement which has altered the initial conditions of the Redundancy Procedure. Finally, it will affect 87 employees rather than 200 employees.

Sharp will therefore stop production of LED televisions in Spain by the beginning of September. The company has announced it intends to maintain its 40 employees in the R&D department and 60 workers in the sales department because it has no intention to withdraw from the Spanish market completely.

Half of the dismissed staff will probably be absorbed by the buying company Cirsa, but the decision has not been finalized yet.  


  • 8 June 2011: El Economista


Eurofound (2011), Sharp, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 72051, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72051.