Winterthur, Switzerland - Automotive supplier Rieter has announced plans to integrate its automotive components production in the Barcelona area into one location and close two of its smaller nearby plants, the company said 2 Oct.
The company expects the transfer to begin in the next few weeks, lasting until June 2010. It is estimated around 30 jobs from a workforce of 200 will be lost. Rieter has informed the employees affected and the works council and will begin negotiations with the relevant employee representatives and authorities.
Winterthur-headquartered Rieter specialises in acoustic parts for vehicles, many of them using polyurethane materials.