Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.2 - Manufacture of railway locomotives and rolling stock

102 - 1,388 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 January 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 February 2012
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


AnsaldoBreda, an Italian manufacturer of rail transport vehicles, is to cut 1,388 jobs by the end of 2014. The company has announced in its 2012-2014 reorganization plan that it envisages 102 job cuts in 2012, 786 in 2013 and 500 job cuts in 2014. Moreover, in the next three years, the company's business units will be reorganized and rationalized.

In 2012 the job losses will affect plants located in Pistoia (75), Palermo (15) and Naples (12). The company provides for the recourse to Wage Guarantee Fund schemes for the redundant workers.

The trade unions reacted to the company's decision announcing a four-hour strike for Monday, 23 January. It is reported that the company is planning meetings with the trade unions in the next months.

AnsaldoBreda belongs to the Finmeccanica group. It has 2,232 employees in Italy.


  • 21 January 2012: Il Sole 24 Ore


Eurofound (2012), AnsaldoBreda, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 72989, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72989.