The meeting of the Nissan reindustrialization table, convened after the Chinese GWM withdrew its interest, ends without fixing a solution.
After more than six hours of meetings, the representatives of the Government, the Government and the unions have called for next December 17 to find a solution for the facilities that Nissan will leave in the Barcelona Free Zone. The withdrawal of the Chinese Great Wall Motors has caused the solution that had the most support to disappear and now other alternatives have to be taken up.
Next Friday, Nissan’s reindustrialization table hopes to have made progress in negotiations with potential investors to close an agreement at the end of the year for the land of Nissan. The options of the electromobility hub and the logistics center now appear as the ones with the most ballots to take over the land.
The group made up of representatives of the Government, the Government of the Generalitat and unions, who are being advised by KPMG, has different alternatives for the Free Zone facilities. The problem is that, unlike GWM’s proposal, which pleased everyone involved, not all the alternatives fit into the schemes of the three negotiators.
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism has explained that, after a detailed study of the last proposal in which public aid and the rental conditions of the facilities were improved, GWM confirmed that it would not continue with the project.
Faced with this situation, “the objective of the Government continues to be to close an agreement with investors that guarantee productive capacities and employment and for this it will continue to work with several investment projects who aspire to reindustrialize Nissan facilities” explained ministerial sources.