Internal restructuring
Nord Ovest; Lombardia;
Location of affected unit(s)
Provaglio d’Iseo (Brescia), Gerenzano (Varese)
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

65 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 January 2016
Employment effect (start)
26 April 2016
Foreseen end date
24 August 2016


Gefran, an Italian high-tech manufacturer, is to lay off 65 employees out of a total headcount of 600 at its sites in Provaglio d’Iseo (Brescia) and Gerenzano (Varese).

The company is to implement a plan aimed at increasing productivity, and involving the discontinuation of less profitable units.

Some 39 workers will lose their job at the company headquarters and manufacturing plants in Provaglio d’Iseo, and 26 in Gerenzano, where electric drives are produced.

Negotiations with unions are already in place. Gefran posted an 11% drop in revenues in 2015, down to €115 million, and already activated Wages Guarantee Fund over the last years.


  • 21 January 2016: Brescia Today
  • 25 January 2016: Teleborsa
  • 12 February 2016: Brescia Today


Eurofound (2016), Gefran, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 86500, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86500.