EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Spain
Region: Comunidad Valenciana; Este
Location of affected unit(s): Almussafes


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Group: Ford

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 27-05-2013
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-09-2013
Planned Job Creation: 1000

Additional Information

US car manufacturer Ford is to create 1,000 new jobs at its plant in in Almussafes (Spain).  The expansion follows the decision to close the company's plant at Genk (see Ford-BE2012) to take place in 2014 and the transfer of production of some models to the Spanish plant. The company will re-introduce the night shift as of 1st September 2013. This measure is part of an agreement signed with the unions in April. For a previously announced restructuring see Ford-ES2009.