Internal restructuring
Nord Ovest; Piemonte; Torino
Location of affected unit(s)
Cambiano (TO); Bairo (TO); Grugliasco (TO); San Giorgio Canavese (TO)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

220 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
11 December 2006
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2007
Foreseen end date
31 December 2007


Pininfarina is one of the leading service companies within the automotive industry. The company operates also in the sectors of product and interior design and of extra-automotive means of transportation. It has 3,562 employees and facilities in Italy (2,043 workers), France (498), Germany (135), Sweden (857) and China (29). The group is headquartered in Turin.

On 11 December 2006, the company management and the trade unions reached an agreement on the company's reorganisation plan. The agreement provides for the recourse to the 'extraordinary' Wage Guarantee Fund (one of the 'social shock absorber' measures that cushions the effects of restructuring and redundancies). Workers will be under the Wage Guarantee Fund scheme starting from January 2007 and the scheme will cover a one-year period. The scheme will involve workers employed in the Pininfarina plants located in Italy and notably in Piedmont (Cambiano, Bairo, Grugliasco e San Giorgio Canavese). At the end of 2007, the 'mobility' procedures (ie the collective dismissal procedure) will lead to the dismissal of the 220 employees. All of these workers will achieve eligibility for retirement within the period covered by the mobility allowance (up to three years for workers older than 50 years).


  • 12 December 2006: La Stampa


Eurofound (2006), Pininfarina, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 64617, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64617.