EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Fila Sport

Fila Sport

Geographic Location

Country: Italy
Location of affected unit(s): Biella, Milano, Montebelluna


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of textiles, apparel, leather and related products
14 - Manufacture of wearing apparel
Number Employed: 450
Group: Sports Brands International (SBI)

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 19-09-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 250
Planned Job Reductions max: 250
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-09-2003
Foreseen End Date: 01-12-2003
Direct Dismissals: 250

Additional Information

In the framework of a world-wide restructuring plan, the reduction of 250 jobs is announced in Italy, out of a total employment level of 450 people. The unit at Biella will be closed down. 200 workers will be made redundant while 100 will have to move to Milano. This will become one of the main company locations. The R&D unit for shoes will be relocated from Peabody (US) to Montebelluna (Italy, Treviso) by the end of September 2003.