EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Spain
Region: Zaragoza; Aragón; Noreste


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
28.22 - Manufacture of lifting and handling equipment
Number Employed: 480
Group: Grupo Schindler

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-01-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 119
Planned Job Reductions max: 120
Type of Restructuring: Offshoring/Delocalisation
Direct Dismissals: 119

Additional Information

The lift manufacturer Schindler announced an adjustment plan (ERE) affecting 119 employees at its plant in Zaragoza (Aragon). According to the company, this adjustment plan is due to the decrease of elevators demand in southern Europe. However, according to trade unions Schindler is planning to offshore the production to Slovakia and to Switzerland. At the same time, the multinational plans to hire temporary workers to support the company's current production. Company and unions have now started the consultation period to negotiate the collective dismissal terms.

This measure will also affect the value chain of 60 companies that work for the multinational. Companies who will be affacted by the restructuring asked for clarification about their contractual agreements; the company replied that this discussion will take place when the ERE is completed.