Location of affected unit(s)
Assemini, Avezzano
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Basic Metals
24.1 - Manufacture of basic iron and steel and of ferro-alloys

181 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 September 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2016


Vesuvius Italia, a local subsidiary of ferrous metal manufacturer Vesuvius, announced the  dismissal of 195 workers and the closure of the plants in Assemini and Avezzano by the end of 2016. The company attributed the decision to overcapacity due to negative market trends and global decline in steel production.

Apart from the workforce employed in Assemini (105) and in Avezzano (95), the closure is expected to affect about 200 workers employed in ancilliary companies.

Unions have criticised the decision and pointed out that investments have recently been made to increase the production capacity of the Czech plant. Assemblies will be held over the next days to decide industrial actions.

Update, 15 December 2016: Negotiations ended with 105 dismissals in Avezzano and 76 in Assemini. The company confirmed the closure of the plants but declared its availability to sell them in order to ease the relocation of redundant workers. Yet, it excluded the possibility to negotiate a transfer to competitors.


  • 16 September 2016: Rassegna Sindacale
  • 16 September 2016: Il Sole 24 Ore
  • 17 September 2016: Affari Italiani
  • 16 December 2016: Il Sole 24 Ore


Eurofound (2016), Vesuvius Italia, Closure in Italy, factsheet number 88605, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88605.