EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Italy
Region: Ancona; Marche; Centro (I)
Location of affected unit(s): Mergo, Cerreto D'Esi


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27.51 - Manufacture of electric domestic appliances
Number Employed: 560

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 31-03-2021
Planned Job Reductions min: 409
Planned Job Reductions max: 409
Type of Restructuring: Offshoring/Delocalisation
Direct Dismissals: 409

Additional Information

The domestic electronic equipment company Elica announced a large restructuring plant for its plants in the Italian Marche region. The plan provides for 409 redundancies out of 560 employees in the area, the closure of the plant in Cerreto D'Esi and the relocation of 70% of the production carried out in the Italian sites to Poland  (Jelcz-Laskovice plant).

The trade unions deemed the decision unacceptable and have called workers to protest and demonstrate in front of the factories. Trade unions are also asking for the intervention of the MInistry of Economic Development and to set up a 'crisis table' (committee to deal with the issue).