Nord Est; Veneto; Verona
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28.95 - Manufacture of machinery for paper and paperboard production

108 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
1 December 2015
Employment effect (start)
6 December 2015
Foreseen end date


Over Meccanica, a manufacturer of paper machines, is to dismiss about 108 employees at its plant in Verona.

The company has been facing a long period of financial crisis culminated with the  bankruptcy issued by the Tribunal of Verona in Verona in May 2014. Nevertheless, the company has been authorised to continue production since then as a number of potential investors showed interest in the site.

On 30 November 2015, a contract was eventually signed selling the company to new proprietors, including some former managers of the company.

The new firm, OverMade, will ensure employment only for 10 workers, as it will focus on the design and trading of paper machines while outsourcing production to partner companies. The other 108 workers will be dismissed and possibly hired back over the next two years, possibly by subcontractors.

Unions complained that long negotiations have come to meagre results, as most workers lost their job.


  • 13 May 2014: Verona Sera
  • 8 July 2015: L'Arena
  • 1 December 2015: L'Arena


Eurofound (2015), Over Meccanica, Bankruptcy in Italy, factsheet number 91323, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91323.