Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Calderara and Sala Bolognese (BO), Vignola (MO) and Forlì
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27.1 - Manufacture of electric motors, generators, transformers and electricity distribution and control apparatus

230 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 December 2012
Employment effect (start)
31 January 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2013


Bonfiglioli is to reduce its workforce in Italy by 230 employees in 2013. The job cuts will mainly affect the four plants located in Calderara and Sala Bolognese (in the province of Bologna), Vignola (in the province of Modena) and Forlì. According to the company, the job cuts are mainly due to a 30% drop in demand.

The management has arranged meetings with the trade unions in January 2013, in order to discuss support measures for the redundant workers. The number of redundancies is unlikely to be reduced. The trade unions have expressed their worry about the future of manufacturing in the region of Emilia- Romagna and the social consequences of the dismissals.

Bonfiglioli is an Italian company specialized in manufacturing solutions for power transmission and control in the industrial, mobile and renewable energy sectors. In Italy the company employs over 1400 people.


  • 13 December 2012: La Repubblica


Eurofound (2012), Bonfiglioli, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 74712, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74712.