Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Caregnano (RO)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 April 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Bassano Grimeca is a major supplier of wheels and aluminium parts for motorcycles. Recently its two major customers (Piaggio and Aprilia) came under the same ownership, as Piaggio acquired Aprilia at the end of 2004, and the new management opted to buy part of components in China, with a view to reduce costs and increase the group’s competitiveness. Despite a commitment by Piaggio and Aprilia to maintain at least 60% of previous purchase levels by 2008, following the mediation of the Italian government, Bassano Grimeca had to prepare a restructuring plan to address the new situation and try to diversify production and develop new markets. The restructuring plan envisages new investments of €25 billion but will also affect 250 jobs.


  • 14 April 2005: Il Sole 24 Ore


Eurofound (2005), Bassano Grimeca, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 61904, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61904.