The reindustrialization process of the Bosch plant in Lliçà d'Amunt (Vallès Oriental), dedicated to manufacturing braking systems, has ended with an agreement between the workers and the French company Barat Alte, which will occupy the facilities and hire 60 workers until 2024. It has promised to invest between five and six million euros.
Union sources explained to Europa Press that the workers who are still in the plant – 187 of the 336 that were at the time of the announcement of the closure – have chosen the Barat Alte proposal among the three binding offers that were on the table.
The agreement has been reached after days of meetings with the three interested companies, and now Bosch itself will have between three and four weeks to ratify the agreement and give the final approval.
The agreement comes a year and three months after Bosch announced its intention to close the plant and with just over a month to go before the final closure, scheduled for June 30. The factory has not been operational since April 27.
The German multinational also decided to close its factory in Castellet i la Gornal (Alt Penedès), dedicated to the manufacture of windscreen wipers. In that case, the closure of the plant, which affected 300 workers and whose production was relocated to Serbia, ended with the acquisition of the facilities by CR Group. This company plans to invest 100 million and hire 60 former Bosch employees.