EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Italy
Location of affected unit(s): Calderara and Sala Bolognese (BO), Vignola (MO) and Forlì


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27.1 - Manufacture of electric motors, generators, transformers and electricity distribution and control apparatus
Number Employed: 1400
Group: Bonfiglioli

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 12-12-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 230
Planned Job Reductions max: 230
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 31-01-2013
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2013

Additional Information

Bonfiglioli is to reduce its workforce in Italy by 230 employees in 2013. The job cuts will mainly affect the four plants located in Calderara and Sala Bolognese (in the province of Bologna), Vignola (in the province of Modena) and Forlì. According to the company, the job cuts are mainly due to a 30% drop in demand.

The management has arranged meetings with the trade unions in January 2013, in order to discuss support measures for the redundant workers. The number of redundancies is unlikely to be reduced. The trade unions have expressed their worry about the future of manufacturing in the region of Emilia- Romagna and the social consequences of the dismissals.

Bonfiglioli is an Italian company specialized in manufacturing solutions for power transmission and control in the industrial, mobile and renewable energy sectors. In Italy the company employs over 1400 people.