Internal restructuring
Este; Cataluña; Barcelona
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.10 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

400 - 600 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 March 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Nissan Ibérica, the Spanish subsidiary of the Japanese multinational car manufacturer, announced a collective dismissal plan that will affect between 400 and 600 workers. The workforce adjustment considers a maximum of 500 early retirement. At the same time, the company has announced an investment of €70 million in a new paint plant. This was a demand of the unions since it may imply that the Barcelona plant continues to operate in the long term. However, the Nissan works council makes a negative assessment of the announcement for the lack of guarantees regarding the future of Nissan in Barcelona as the possibility of manufacturing a new model to increase the low levels of existing production. On the other hand, the company argues that the Barcelona's plant has given €2 million less profit than last year. This collective dismissal comes after the company expanded its staff in 2014 and 2015.



Eurofound (2019), Nissan Ibérica, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 97585, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/97585.