• The company finalises 222 layoffs and completes its closure of stores in mainland Spain
  • In the Valencian Community, the company is closing of all its stores and has everything on sale.

The multinational Worten has announced that it is dismissing 222 of its 552 workers and will cease all of its operations in continental Spain.

The only establishment to remain open will be its logistics centre in Madrid, for online sales and the 15 stores that it will keep in the Canary Islands .

The agreement with the unions is almost complete apart from specifying some aspects of compensation. Last month it made official the transfer of part of part of the ‘continental’ business to Mediamarkt.

The firm specialising in the sales of household appliances is therefore closing all of its physical stores in mainland Spain.

The seven stores that Worten owned in Catalonia will not be affected by the closure process, as they will be transferred to Mediamarkt.

Of the 31 other stores affected by the operation, 14 will be closed in the coming weeks and the other 17 will also be transferred to Mediamarkt.

The closures will take place in the towns of Jerez,  Játiva, Valencia, San Javier, Torrelavega, Ávila, Lepe, Alcorcón, Almería, Palencia, Málaga and Barcelona.

Worten is part of the Sonae group, which concentrates a large part of its business in Portugal. In 2019, according to Sonae’s annual report, Worten achieved a global turnover of 1,088 million euros. However, the accounts of the multinational in Spain have been very weak and the firm closed 11 stores in Spanish territory in 2019.