Internal restructuring
Nord Est; Veneto; Treviso
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment

350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 April 2008
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2009
Foreseen end date


Electrolux, a multi-national group that produces domestic appliances, is to cut 350 jobs in Susegana, in the province of Treviso. The Electrolux site in Susegana produces refrigerators, and employs around 1,500. At the beginning of April 2008, the Electrolux announced a reorganisation plan that, in Italy, should affect the plants located in Susegana and in Scandicci, in the province of Florence. The company should announce the final version of the plan by the end of April. With regard to the Electrolux site in Susegana, the plan should envisage the job-cuts of 350 jobs and the reduction of the production’s lines from nine lines to five lines. The trade unions reacted to the company’s decision organising a one-day strike at national level and involving in the dispute local and national organisations and institutions, in order to find ways to avoid the decision taken by the company. Electrolux employs around 9,000 in Italy and has several plants in the country. The group is the world’s largest producer of domestic appliances and in Italy acquired Zanussi and Rex, two traditional Italian household manufacturers.

For more information, see EIRO report.


  • 7 April 2008: Rassegna Online
  • 5 April 2008: Il Sole 24 Ore


Eurofound (2008), Electrolux-Zanussi, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 66489, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66489.