EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Spain
Region: Vizcaya; País Vasco; Noreste
Location of affected unit(s): Bilbao


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
46 - Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
Number Employed: 352
Group: Tubos Reunidos S.A

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 08-08-2009
Planned Job Reductions min: 134
Planned Job Reductions max: 134
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-12-2009
Foreseen End Date: 28-02-2010
Direct Dismissals: 134

Additional Information

Tubos Reunidos (TR), the largest manufacturer of seamless pipes in Spain, will dismiss 134 employees in its subsidiary Almesa, which specializes in the distribution of metallurgical products. The plan is to close elevel Almesa warehouses, a third of the distribution centres on the Iberian Peninsula and the Canary Islands.