Drop of diesel: and in Italy the factories entering in crisis

WIND OF CHANGE – The wind of change is blowing ever stronger, and the process of renewal in the world of cars is more and more dramatically self-evident, since almost all of the major manufacturers announce the deep restructuring with cuts and optimizations in the production. A process that begins to affect thearmature, as it turns out these days from Mahle (a German company specialized in the mechanical components) that announces the upcoming closure of some sites in the Piedmont, or the redundancies announced by Bosch in the factory in Bari, where you made the injection systems for diesel engines. Also the factory FCA of Pratola Serra, specializing in engine, is scoring a -30% of the production compared to last year.

It ALL began WITH the DIESELGATE – This news is yet another dangerous confirmation of what is happening to the automotive industry. A world that is changing skin to gear up to the new technologies related to electric, but does so at the cost of great sacrifices. That’s why, in the whole of Europe, including Italy, the companies always believe less in the diesel engines and reduce heavily its organic. It all began, this is certainly not a secret, with the scandal Dieselgate of 2015 that wiped out the vertices of the giant Volkswagen. Since then, diesel vehicles began inexorably to lose market share, with registrations continuing decline and constant. Numbers that could not fail to have repercussions in related industries and in particular in the many companies scattered on our territory, from North to South, and give employment to 25 thousand people.

REDUNDANCIES – AND the most emblematic case is that of the factory Bosch Modugno (Bari) which produces the 90s, the common rail pumps for diesel engines and that, according to a statement by the spokesman of the Bosch, by the end of June 2022 is going to face over-capacity in production, with a consequent excess of 620 jobs. Enough to cause protests and strikes. A reality so disturbing that will be her a bright future of electric mobility, but the social costs are perhaps too high to pay.