Business expansion
Isole; Sicilia; Agrigento
Location of affected unit(s)
Porto Empedocle
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Other Mining And Quarrying
08 - Other mining and quarrying

400 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
2 March 2010
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2011


Italkali, which extracts and produces salt, is to create 400 new jobs by the end of 2011. The company provides new investments in the mining production and in a new industrial plant, which should be built in the Porto Empedocle area, in the province of Agrigento. Italkali is controlled by the Region of Sicily. The company is the largest national producer of sodium chloride. The mining production and the processing of the mineral are carried out in the mines of Racalmuto and Realmonte, in the Province of Agrigento, as well as in the mine of Petralia, in the Province of Palermo. The company has 265 employees.


  • 3 March 2010: Il Sole 24 Ore


Eurofound (2010), Italkali, Business expansion in Italy, factsheet number 70323, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70323.