EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Lear

Company/Organisation:
Lear

Geographic Location

Country: Italy
Region: Palermo; Sicilia; Isole
Location of affected unit(s): Termini Imerese

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
28.11 - Manufacture of engines and turbines, except aircraft, vehicle and cycle engines
Number Employed: 170
Group: Lear Corporation

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 04-10-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 170
Planned Job Reductions max: 170
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 04-12-2012

Additional Information

Lear, supplier of seating and electrical power management systems to the automotive industry, is to close its plant located at Termini Imerese (Sicily), with the consequent loss of 170 jobs.

The company has announced to start the collective dismissals procedures, after the recourse to the Wage Guarantee Fund schemes. The closure of the Lear Sicilian plant is strictly linked to the closure of the Fiat plant (occurred in 2011), its main customer. A reindustrialization plan of the area has not yet come into effect.