EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Spain
Region: Castellón / Castelló; Comunidad Valenciana; Este


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products
23.31 - Manufacture of ceramic tiles and flags
Number Employed: 1000
Group: Grupo Halcón

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 11-10-2022
Planned Job Reductions min: 185
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 11-10-2022
Direct Dismissals: 185

Additional Information

The Spanish Halcón Ceramics Group has announced a redundancy plan (ERE) encompassing 185 employees; moreover 550 temporary positions will be cut. This will have a huge impact on a company that employs around 1,000 people in Spain. The tile sector- concentrated in the province of Castellón- has been facing a difficult moment. Halcón needs to downsize the production because it is struggling with the increasing energy prices.
The Halcón group, in the 'top 25' leading companies in ceramic production worldwide in 2021, is negotiating a dossier motivated by high energy costs.