Pirelli employees around the world

  • Pirelli Tyre showed a net increase of 1,384 employees from 2009

BREAKDOWN OF EMPLOYEES BY CATEGORY
 
 

(*) includes Corporate, P. Ambiente, P. Zero, P. Eco-Technology; for 2008 and 2009 it also includes the Real Estate and Broadband Solutions businesses, which were discontinued during 2010 and whose employees were no longer on the payroll at December 31, 2010
(**) the delta for 2010 compared with the one for 2009 in the section “Other Businesses” includes the reduction of 1267 employees at operations discontinued in 2010 (Real Estate and Broadband Solutions)

Breakdown of employees
 
 

(* ) includes Corporate, P. Ambiente, P. Zero, P. Eco-Technology; for 2008 and 2009 it also includes the Real Estate and Broadband Solutions businesses, which were discontinued during 2010 and whose employees were no longer on the payroll at December 31, 2010
(**) Includes Turkey
(***) the delta for 2010 compared with the one for 2009 in the section “Other Businesses” includes the reduction of 1267 employees at operations discontinued in 2010 (Real Estate and Broadband Solutions)

Type of employment contract
  2010 2009 2008 10 vs 09 10 vs 08
Unlimited term 91.9% 92.4% 90.6% -0.5% 1.3%
Limited term 7.7% 7.0% 8.2% 0.7% -0.5%
Temporary 0.4% 0.6% 1.2% -0.2% -0.8%
Part-time (% of total FTE) 0.9% 0.7% 0.7% 0.2% 0.2%
Internship/Other 612 401 435 211 177

Average seniority
(years)          
  2010 2009 2008 10 vs 09 10 vs 08
EXECUTIVE 17 14 12 2.7 4.7
WHITE COLLAR 12 11 11 1.1 1.1
BLUE COLLAR 9 9 9 0.5 0.7

Employee flows by geographic area

The following data refer to group incoming/outgoing employees. The disposals and acquisitions of companies or business units, and changes in work schedules from full to part-time are not considered.

  INCOMING OUTGOING
2010  
Europe 1,449 1,450
North America 38 32
LATAM 2,978 2.025
Asia, AFR, OCE* 1,627 1,045
TOTAL
6,093   4,552
2009  
Europe 852 2,164
North America 7 13
LATAM 1,752 1,961
Asia, AFR, OCE* 984 719
TOTAL
3,595 4,857
2008  
Europe 1,703 2,034
North America 28 18
LATAM 3,803 2,803
Asia, AFR, OCE* 1,206 1,044
TOTAL 6,740 5,899

* Includes Turkey

The overall trend of employees at year end 2010 was characterised by substantial stability compared with the end of 2009, with a net increase of three persons.

Examining the details of personnel changes in the individual business units, we find that following the refocus of Group activities on the Tyre business, the Real Estate business unit was deconsolidated and Pirelli Broadband Solutions was sold, resulting in a total reduction of 1,267 employees from December 2009.

Instead, Pirelli Tyre showed a net increase of 1,384 employees from December 31, 2009, including 85 executives and white collar employees and 1,299 blue collar employees. In the “mature countries”1, the net reduction of 175 employees was concentrated mainly in the following countries: at the Manresa plant in Spain (-248) following the second and final phase of shutting down production activity and conversion of the plant into a logistics hub; at Settimo Torinese in Italy (-94), following the technological and organisational restructuring leading up to launch of the new Car and Truck Centre operation; at the steel cord plant in Merzig, Germany (-97), following closure of the cord and thin wire department.

At the same time, limited-term employees were newly hired to meet production requirements at Carlisle, England (23) and Breuberg, Germany (210). On “emerging markets”2, total headcount rose by 1,559 employees, including 61 executives and white collar employees and 1,498 blue collar employees. This increase occurred mainly in Romania (281), China (317), Brazil (714) and Argentina (117), following the increase in production and sales volumes.

In regard to the annual changes in new hires and terminated employees from 2009 (a year dominated by the deep international economic and financial crisis), 2010 showed a strong increase in new hires, mainly due to the increase in factory production volumes.

Pirelli does not employ anyone under the age of 14. The Tyre Sector employs 14 young workers between 16 and 18 years of age (3 in Brazil, 10 in Germany and 1 in Switzerland), and 6 young workers between the ages of 14 and 16 on an exceptional basis (4 in Brazil, 1 in Germany and 1 in Switzerland), as part of training and induction schemes in compliance with local laws.

1 These are countries where Pirelli operates, internationally defined as mature markets, i.e. non-emerging markets
2 These are the emerging countries where Pirelli operates, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, China, Romania, Turkey and Egypt.