EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Webasto Portugal

Webasto Portugal

Geographic Location

Country: Portugal
Region: Península de Setúbal; Lisboa; Continente
Location of affected unit(s): Palmela


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.32 - Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles
Group: Webasto

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 27-04-2015
Planned Job Reductions min: 100
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 01-07-2015
Direct Dismissals: 100

Additional Information

Webasto, the Portuguese division of car component manufacturer Webasto and supplier of Autoeuropa (a motor vehicle assembly plant of the Volkswagen group), is to close down its unit in Palmela and announced a collective redundancy plan affecting 100 workers.

The closure is attributed to the decision taken by Volkswagen to discontinue the production of the model Volkswagen Eos as of July 2015. Webasto relied exclusively on the production of car sliding roof system for the EOS model.  

Webasto is located in the industrial park of Autoeuropa in the Portuguese town of Palmela.