Internal restructuring
Nord Ovest; Piemonte; Biella
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Textiles
13.1 - Preparation and spinning of textile fibres

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 July 2007
Employment effect (start)
3 September 2007
Foreseen end date


Tollegno 1900 Group is a firm that manufactures yarns in pure and blended wool for knitwear, weaving and hand-knitting, and fine fabrics in pure wool and wool blended with precious fibres. The firm owns two plants, Filatura di Tollegno and Lanificio di Tollegno, employs around 1,200, and is regarded as one of the most important textile groups in the Biella district in Piedmont. On 23rd July 2007, the company announced a reorganisation plan that envisages investments in innovative technologies and in the production cycle, but also entails the loss of 100 jobs. The job-cuts are likely to affect the workers employed in the Filatura di Tollegno plant. The reason behind the firm's decision to make redundancies and to reorganise its yarns and textile production is due to the need to cope with the challenges connected with the internationalisation of markets and increased global competition.

Trade unions and the company are to meet in September to define suitable 'social shock absorbers' and other solutions for the outplacement and redeployment of the workers who could be potentially affected by the plan.


  • 24 July 2007: La Stampa


Eurofound (2007), Tollegno 1900 Group, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 65649, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65649.