Internal restructuring
Nord Est; Emilia-Romagna; Bologna
Location of affected unit(s)
Calderara di Reno
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.91 - Manufacture of motorcycles

68 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 September 2017
Employment effect (start)
9 December 2017
Foreseen end date
29 March 2018


Motorcycle engine manufacturer Motori Minarelli announced the forthcoming dismissal of 68 out of 259 employees at its plants in Calderara di Reno.

The Yamaha daughter company adduced the job cuts to a persistent reduction of production. Due to the crisis, Motori Minarelli has reduced significantly its staff over the last 10 years (see also Motori MinarelliIT-2014) and it is currently making use of temporary lay-off schemes.

Unions are holding strikes against the decision. They ask for a reduction of exits, new investments in the plants, and for dismissals to take place on a voluntary basis.


  • 26 September 2017: Corriere della sera
  • 2 October 2017: La Repubblica
  • 8 November 2017: Rassegna Sindacale


Eurofound (2017), Motori Minarelli , Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 92499, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92499.