Location of affected unit(s)
Brembate (province of Bergamo); Refrontolo (province of Treviso)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment

500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 June 2010
Employment effect (start)
31 December 2010
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


Indesit, one of the biggest world manufacturers of household appliances, is to close two sites in Italy, with the consequent loss of around 500 jobs. The company has announced the 2010-2012 reorganization plan for its Italian sites, which envisages the closure of the plants located at Brembate (in the province of Bergamo), and at Refrontolo, in the province of Treviso. The plants have around 400 employees and 95 employees respectively. Moreover, the plan provides for EUR 120 million of new investments for the other Italian plants.

The company has announced the aim to find, with the trade unions, adequate measures in order to reduce the negative social consequences of the reorganization plan. The trade unions disagree with the decision to close the two industrial sites.

In Italy, Indesit has around 5,500 employees and eight sites.


  • 10 June 2010: La Repubblica


Eurofound (2010), Indesit, Closure in Italy, factsheet number 70634, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70634.