EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Italy
Region: Bologna; Emilia-Romagna; Nord Est
Location of affected unit(s): Pontecchio Marconi


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27.90 - Manufacture of other electrical equipment
Number Employed: 380

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-02-2021
Planned Job Reductions min: 105
Planned Job Reductions max: 105
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Other Job Reduction Measures: 105

Additional Information

The American multinational company Kemet, manufacturing capacitators and other electrical components, announced its intention to reduce the workforce of its Pontecchio Marconi plant by 105 workers, who are currently receiving social benefits.

Once the dismissal ban and the solidarity contract will expire, the company intends to propose incentives to accompany these workers to leave the company, since it is currently operating at a loss.

The trade union started organising protest activities, among which also a strike and a permanent sit-in in front of the plant, against the company's decison.