EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Italy
Region: Catania; Sicilia; Isole
Location of affected unit(s): Catania


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
11.07 - Manufacture of soft drinks; production of mineral waters and other bottled waters
Number Employed: 350

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 17-01-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 151
Planned Job Reductions max: 350
Type of Restructuring: Offshoring/Delocalisation
Employment Effect Start: 01-11-2020
Direct Dismissals: 151

Additional Information

Sibeg, a company that bottles Coca-Cola branded drinks in Italy, announced at least 151 dismissals at its Catania plant which will be taking place from October 2020 to spring 2021.  

The decision is connected to raising prices of soft drinks and to the expected reduction in turnover linked to the government's decision to introduce a plastic and sugar tax in the budgetary law.

The company also ventilated the possibility that the Italian production facility will be closed down altogether and the whole production be moved to Albania.