EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Spain
Region: Comunidad Foral de Navarra; Noreste
Location of affected unit(s): Ororbia


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.32 - Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles
Number Employed: 938
Group: Kayaba

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 11-01-2021
Planned Job Reductions min: 103
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 09-02-2021
Foreseen End Date: 01-03-2023
Other Job Reduction Measures: 103

Additional Information

The Kybse factory in Ororbia (Navarra), dedicated to the manufacture of shock absorbers and owned by the Tokyo-based automotive components multinational Kayaba, has announced a collective redundancy plan that will affect 103 workers in the factory: 55 production line workers and another 48 to quality, engineering, and maintenance departments. 

The company justifies its decision by the drop in sales and economic problems after a turnover fall close to 60% in the last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The company has assured its aim to implement the restructuring with early retirement and voluntary redundancies.

Unions are surprised because they expected the adjustment would have affected only the office area. However, want to transmit a message of 'relative tranquillity' to avoid involuntary exits. For its part, the CCOO rejects the plan and criticises the company's management for not fulfilling its employment maintenance commitment.