Internal restructuring
Centro (I); Toscana;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.52 - Manufacture of ice cream

60 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 September 2014
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2015
Foreseen end date


Italian ice cream manufacturing firm Sammontana is to cut 60 jobs at its site in Empoli. The company, one of the major players in the area of industrial ice cream and frozen pastry, employs about 1,200 employees in 4 production sites and has reported losses in the last 3 financial statements. According to the source, the crisis is due to the persistent negative sectoral trends, worsened by a cool summer that has already impacted on the demand of seasonal workers. Lay-offs should start by the beginning of January 2015 and will affect blue-collar and white-collar workers. The company has also required the activation of 13 weeks of Wages Guarantee Fund on rotation for a maximum of 220 employees. Trade unions wait to discuss about redundancies and wish that solutions will be found to reduce the impact and the number of dismissals and guarantee the sustainability of production.


  • 18 September 2014: Conquiste del Lavoro
  • 17 September 2014: Il Tirreno
  • 17 September 2014: La Repubblica


Eurofound (2014), Sammontana, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 77698, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77698.