Centro (I); Lazio; Frosinone
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
23.42 - Manufacture of ceramic sanitary fixtures

0 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 November 2017
Employment effect (start)
12 February 2018
Foreseen end date


Bathroom sinks and toilets manufacturer Ideal Standard is to close its plant in Roccasecca (Frosinone) and lay off its 320 employees.

Despite the site is performing profits, the company announced that it suffers from structural problems and alternatives to closure are not viable in the long-run. In 2015, the closure of the Ideal Standard’s plant in Orcenigo di Zoppola was avoided after a long and harsh dispute by means of a workers’ buy-out (see Ideal StandardIT-2013).

Dismissals will affect mainly blue-collar workers. According to media sources, about 200 workers employed by local contractors may as well lose their job.

Workers went on strike against the decision. Solidarity strikes have been organised also at the Trichiana plant.

A meeting at the Ministry of Economic Development’s premises will be held on 12 January 2018 in order to discuss dismissals, after the company did not show up in a previously planned meeting.

Update 12/02/2018: Negotiations have been concluded avoiding dismissals. The agreement entails a transfer of undertaking between Ideal Standard and Saxa Gres for the Roccasecca plant. Saxa Gres will reconvert the plant for the production of cobblestones made from recycled material, hiring all the redundant workers.


  • 1 December 2017: Corriere delle Alpi
  • 1 December 2017: Ciociaria Oggi
  • 14 December 2017: Il messaggero
  • 22 December 2017: Il gazzettino


Eurofound (2017), Ideal Standard, Closure in Italy, factsheet number 92948, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92948.