Nord Est; Veneto; Padova
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacturing Of Furniture And Other Manufacturing
Other Manufacturing
32.50 - Manufacture of medical and dental instruments and supplies

120 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 July 2015
Employment effect (start)
12 October 2015
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


Italian eyewear manufacturer and distributor Allison is to relocate its headquarters from Padua to Volta Mantovana (Mantova). This decision may result in the loss of up to 120 people. The company formally asked the 120 workers to communicate by 25th August 2015 their intention to accept the transfer or redundancy. Transfers are expected to be operational by the end of December 2015. The Mantova site requires being restructured after its closure decided by Allison few years ago. After negotiation with unions, the management disclosed its intention not to participate in the meeting scheduled for the next 24 August as they are not willing to reconsider their decision. According to media sources, workers do not intend to accept the offer and move to the Mantova site, which is about 125 Km away from the current work location, and would, therefore, lose their job. Unions are holding assemblies with employees and called for the direct involvement of the Ministry of Economic Development with a view to relaunch negotiations with the management.


  • 29 July 2015:
  • 29 July 2015:
  • 15 August 2015: Il Mattino di Padova


Eurofound (2015), Allison, Relocation in Italy, factsheet number 84455, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/84455.