Location of affected unit(s)
Cavriago, Vicenza
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
New offshoring locations
Poland, India, Iran

148 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
19 September 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2018
Foreseen end date
31 December 2021


Landi Renzo, an industrial group producing engines and car components, announced 148 dismissals at its plants of Cavriago (Reggio Emilia) (79) and Vicenza (69).

The dismissals are part of the 2018-2022 industrial plan, envisaging further 56 redundancies abroad.

The group explained redundancies follow the recent incorporation of electronic devices producer AEB, and the intention to delocalise the production of gas systems for vehicles from the Vicenza plant (managed by the subsidiary company Lovato Gas) to Poland, India and Iran.

Unions firmly oppose the decision and organised strikes. Workers also occupied the Vicenza plant.

Unions lament that the company is neglecting the positive economic performance of the Vicenza plant, pursuing short-term financial targets instead. Unions stated that seemingly the intention of the management is to replace a share of workers to be dismissed at Cavriago with external contractors.


  • 19 September 2017: Reggio Sera
  • 20 September 2017: Gazzetta di Reggio
  • 2 October 2017: Reggio Sera
  • 3 November 2017: VicenzaPiù


Eurofound (2017), Landi Renzo, Offshoring/Delocalisation in Italy, factsheet number 92496, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92496.