Nord Ovest; Lombardia; Varese
Location of affected unit(s)
Caronno Pertusella
Manufacture, Printing And Reproduction Of Recorded Media
Printing And Reproduction Of Recorded Media
18.2 - Reproduction of recorded media

132 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 October 2011
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2012
Foreseen end date


Ims, a manufacturer of CDs, DVDs and other digital media products, is to close its plant located at Caronno Pertusella (in the province of Varese), with the consequent loss of 132 jobs. In October, the company announced its bankruptcy, starting the redundancy procedures as provided by law.

Workers and trade unions reacted to the company's decision by blockading the company's gates and requesting the involvement of local and national authorities as well as Ims' main customer.

In November the trade unions reached an agreement with EMI, music label and one of Ims' main customers. The agreement envisages that EMI, which owed money to Ims, will pay two tranches (one of EUR 160,000, the other of EUR 243,000) to the workers in the next months. According to the trade unions, the tranches will be needed to pay the extra month's pays and the annual holidays that Ims didn't pay yet to the workers.


  • 15 November 2011: Varesenews
  • 23 November 2011: Il Sole 24 Ore


Eurofound (2011), Ims, Bankruptcy in Italy, factsheet number 72791, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72791.