EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Spain
Region: Lleida; Cataluña; Este
Location of affected unit(s): Lleida


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10.12 - Processing and preserving of poultry meat
Number Employed: 3200
Group: Nutreco

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 21-11-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 180
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Direct Dismissals: 180
Other Job Reduction Measures: 60

Additional Information

Sada, the company specialised in processing poultry meat and subsidiary of the Nutreco Group, has reached an agreement with workers representatives for the closure of its plant in Lleida (Catalonia), affecting up to 240 employees (180 dismissal with equal compensations of a wrongful termination). 40 employees will be relocated in other plants of the company in Spain (together with relocation aids of €2000 and €600 per month during the first year). According to the company, the closure is due to the loss of  a main client - Mercadona, leading supermarket chain in Spain - and sectoral difficulties. However, unions argue that part of the production process was transferred to Sweden, affecting viability of the plant.

This restructuring follows the workforce adjustment of the company in 2017  at its Lominchar (Toledo) plant which affected 158 workers.