Internal restructuring
Nord Ovest; Lombardia; Milano
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62 - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 February 2010
Employment effect (start)
31 May 2010
Foreseen end date


Bames-Sem, a world leader in the delivery of innovative electronics manufacturing services, is to cut 100 jobs. The job-cuts should involve both the Bames (Bartolini After Market Electronics Services) plant and the Sem (Services for Electronic Manufacturing) plant. The Bames-Sem plants located at Vimercate (in the province of Milan) employ 640 workers. Moreover, the company announced a two-year scheme of Wage Guarantee Fund, which will involve all its employees. In the last two years the Bames-Sem workers were already involved in Wage Guarantee Fund schemes in order to avoid lay-offs in a situation of market shrinkage. The Bames-Sem is one of the leaders in the hi-tech industrial district of Vimercate. Sem is a leader in Italy in the market of the electronic services. Bames is a leader in the after market services, such as customization, distribution, installation and maintenance either on the consumer products or on the own products.


  • 3 March 2010: Il Sole 24 Ore


Eurofound (2010), Bames-Sem, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 70317, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70317.