Nord Ovest; Lombardia; Milano
Location of affected unit(s)
Cesano Maderno
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Textiles
13.1 - Preparation and spinning of textile fibres
European Globalisation Fund (EGF)
Year: 2007, Case number: 7

170 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
18 January 2007
Employment effect (start)
1 February 2007
Foreseen end date


Nylstar is a multinational company which is a world leader in the nylon textile yarn market. It owns several trademarks, such as Meryl which produces and markets a broad range of polyamide continuous filament of Nylstar. In order to tackle the recent crisis affecting the textile industry in Western Europe, Nylstar announced a reorganisation plan that regards the closure of its plant in Cesano Maderno (in the province of Milan) with the consequent loss of 170 jobs. The trade unions reacted to the decision by taking several forms of industrial action and demanding the involvement of the local and national authorities in order to find ways to avoid the redundancies envisaged by the reorganisation plan. The unions fear the negative social effects brought by the company's decision, even more so because the majority of the workers employed in Cesano Maderno plant are too young to benefit from the 'social shock absorbers' that support the incomes of redundant workers until they reach retirement age, such as the 'mobility' with a view to early retirement.


  • 18 January 2007: Il Diario del lavoro


Eurofound (2007), Nylstar, Closure in Italy, factsheet number 64806, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64806.