Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Bologna, Scafati
Manufacture Of Tobacco Products
Manufacture Of Tobacco Products
12 - Manufacture of tobacco products

238 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 October 2004
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The multinational company British American Tobacco, which employs more than 85,000 people worldwide, announced the closure of two plants located in Bologna and Scafati, due to the end of production on behalf of Philip Morris, which represented some 40% of the whole production of the former publicly-owned Eti (Ente Tabacchi Italiano). The procedure has been halted, since the sale agreement concluded between the Italian government and Bat at the end of 2003 included a clause that prohibits dismissals in the three years following the sale. Early November 2004, the company started talks with prospective buyers of the Bologna plant.


  • 7 December 2004: Il Sole 24 Ore
  • 11 November 2004: Il Sole 24 Ore
  • 10 November 2004: Il Sole 24 Ore


Eurofound (2004), British American Tobacco, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 60881, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/60881.