Location of affected unit(s)
Codigoro (Ferrara), Frossasco (Torino), Luserna San Giovanni (Torino), Montelabbate (Pesaro), Ravenna.
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Wood And Of Products Of Wood And Cork, Except Furniture; Manufacture Of Articles Of Straw And Plaiting Materials
16.21 - Manufacture of veneer sheets and wood-based panels

420 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 May 2014
Employment effect (start)
23 July 2014
Foreseen end date
23 January 2015


Gruppo Trombini, a group producing wood panels, is to close and dismiss about 420 workers at the plants in Codigoro (Ferrara), Frossasco (Torino), Luserna San Giovanni (Torino), Montelabbate (Pesaro) and Ravenna.

The firm has been using the short-time working scheme since 2009 and it has been under insolvency proceedings since 2013 with a view to restructuring its debt and finding new investors interested in purchasing the production sites. The employees at risk of losing their job are mainly blue-collar workers, whose short-time working allowances are to expire over the next months.

Unions are organising demonstrations to keep the attention of local authorities high on the situation. The management is confident to close negotiations with interested entrepreneurs and to pass employees over to new proprietors.

Update, 20/01/2015: Short-time working allowances have expired and the group has not succeeded in finding potential investors as yet. As a result, the plants are to cease production over the next days and all the workers are receiving notice of dismissal.


  • 17 June 2014: La Voce del Canavese
  • 25 May 2014: Il Fatto Quotidiano
  • 22 January 2015: L'Eco del Chisone
  • 23 January 2015: RovigoOggi


Eurofound (2014), Gruppo Trombini, Bankruptcy in Italy, factsheet number 91311, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91311.