Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Household Equipment In Specialised Stores
47.54 - Retail sale of electrical household appliances in specialised stores

592 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 February 2012
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Spanish household appliance retailer Urende - a subsidiary of Grupo de Empresas Sánchez-Ramade - is to dismiss 592 workers and close 18 stores across Spain.

The announcement follows the approval of the workforce adjustment plan by the Ministry of Employment and Social Security. Both the management and the staff have accepted the redundancy plan. The agreement on the job cuts will be ratified on 27 January 2012.

The firm went into administration because it was unable to refinance its debt and come to a deal with its creditors. Urende currently has debts account to a total of EUR 200mn. The next step is the approval of the redundancy plan from the Cordoba Business Court.

After the restructuring the firm will be left with 110 workers, only four stores (Ciudad Real, Cordoba, Jaen and Granada) and the central administration office in Cordoba.


  • 8 February 2012: Diario de Córdoba
  • 7 February 2012: Europa Press
  • 25 January 2012: ABC


Eurofound (2012), Urende, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 73345, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73345.