EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Italy
Location of affected unit(s): Genova, Como, Cilavegna (Pavia), Collecchio (Parma)


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10.5 - Manufacture of dairy products
Number Employed: 2040
Group: Lactalis

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 21-06-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 120
Planned Job Reductions max: 120
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 30-09-2012
Foreseen End Date: 30-08-2013

Additional Information

Parmalat, an agro-food company belonging to the Lactalis group, is to cut 120 jobs by the end of 2013. The restructuring plan, announced by the group, envisages the closure of the plants located at Genoa (63 job-losses), Como (9 job-cuts), Cilavegna, in the province of Pavia (around 20 job-cuts), and the reorganisation of the Collecchio plant (around 30 job-cuts). According to the company, the restructuring plan is needed in order to increase the productivity of Italian plants.

The trade unions have requested meetings with the management with the aim of analysing the details of the restructuring plan and finding adequate measures to reduce the negative effects for the redundant workers.