Internal restructuring
Este; Cataluña; Barcelona
Location of affected unit(s)
Castellet i la Gornal
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

240 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 May 2014
Employment effect (start)
13 May 2014
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


Robert Bosch, a German company specialising in the manufacture of car parts, has announced that it will cut 240 jobs at its plant in Castellet i la Gornal in Barcelona (Spain). As part of the restructuring the firm also intends to cut its costs by 26%.

According to the source, the company plans to gradually cut jobs from 400 to around 160-180 by 2018.  The workers’ council, made up by members of the unions UGT and CCOO has rejected the measure. The workers council has called for 6 days of partial strikes to be held between 15 May and 29 May. 

The ERM previously reported on restructuring at Robert Bosch in Spain in 2005


  • 13 May 2014: Expansión


Eurofound (2014), Robert Bosch, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 77020, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77020.