Pirelli employees around the world

Pirelli's headcount at 31 December 2014 included 37,561 employees: net of the sale of the business of the steelcord facilities in Italy, Romania and Brazil - in December - the headcount showed a growth of 964 employees over the previous year, including 68 executives and white collar employees and 896 blue collar employees. 

Breakdown of employees* by category

2014 EXECUTIVESWHITE COLLARSBLUE COLLARSTOTAL
TOTAL PIRELLI 313 7,184 30,064 37,561

2013EXECUTIVESWHITE COLLARSBLUE COLLARSTOTAL
TOTAL PIRELLI - Perimeter 2014 317 7,113 29,168 36,597
Steelcord Activity sold 5 189 1,189 1,382
TOTAL PIRELLI 322 7,302 30,356 37,979

2012EXECUTIVESWHITE COLLARSBLUE COLLARSTOTAL
TOTAL PIRELLI - Perimeter 2014 349 7,022 28,613 35,984
Steelcord Activity sold 5 188 1,162 1,354
TOTAL PIRELLI 354 7,210 29,775 37,338

2014 vs 2013EXECUTIVESWHITE COLLARSBLUE COLLARSTOTAL
TOTAL PIRELLI - Perimeter 2014 -4 71 897 964
Steelcord Activity sold -5 -189 -1,189 -1,382
TOTAL PIRELLI -9 -118 -292 -418

2014 vs 2012EXECUTIVESWHITE COLLARSBLUE COLLARSTOTAL
TOTAL PIRELLI - Perimeter 2014 -36 162 1,451 1,577
Steelcord Activity sold -5 -188 -1,162 -1,354
TOTAL PIRELLI -41 -26 289 223

*All figures in this section are expresses as Full Time Equivalents.

Breakdown of employees* by geographical area and gender 

2014MENWOMENTOTAL
EUROPE 12,263 2,473 14,736
NAFTA 1,260 195 1,455
SOUTH AMERICA 13,173 823 13,996
MEA 3,142 84 3,226
ASIA PACIFIC 3,286 862 4,148
TOTAL PIRELLI 33,124 4,437 37,561

2013 MEN WOMEN TOTAL
EUROPE 12,096 2,636 14,731
NAFTA 994 158 1,152
SOUTH AMERICA 13,046 759 13,805
MEA 3,231 80 3,311
ASIA PACIFIC 2,818 780 3,598
TOTAL PIRELLI - Perimeter 2014 32,184 4,412 36,597
Steelcord Activity sold 1,198 184 1,382
TOTAL PIRELLI 33,383 4,596 37,979

2012 MEN WOMEN TOTAL
EUROPE 12,096 2,792 14,888
NAFTA 847 147 994
SOUTH AMERICA 12,602 785 13,387
MEA 3,228 73 3,301
ASIA PACIFIC 2,655 759 3,414
TOTAL PIRELLI - Perimeter 2014 31,427 4,557 35,984
Steelcord Activity sold 1,162 192 1,354
TOTAL PIRELLI 32,589 4,749 37,338

2014 vs 2013    MEN WOMEN TOTAL
EUROPE 167 -162 5
NAFTA 266 37 303
SOUTH AMERICA 127 64 192
MEA -89 4 -85
ASIA PACIFIC 468 82 550
TOTAL PIRELLI - Perimeter 2014 939 25 964
Steelcord Activity sold -1,198 -184 -1,382
TOTAL PIRELLI -259 -159 -418

2014 vs 2012 MEN WOMEN TOTAL
EUROPE 167 -319 -152
NAFTA 413 48 461
SOUTH AMERICA 572 38 609
MEA -86 11 -75
ASIA PACIFIC 631 103 734
TOTAL PIRELLI - Perimeter 2014 1,697 -119 1,577
Steelcord Activity sold -1,162 -192 -1,354
TOTAL PIRELLI 534 -311 223

*All figures in this section are expresses as Full Time Equivalents.

Workforce flows by geographic area, gender and age groups

The overall workforce trend in 2014 was therefore characterised by substantial growth, with 964 additional employees over the previous year. The following data only relate to incoming and outgoing employees in the last three years. The disposals and acquisitions of companies or business units, and changes in work schedules from full to part-time have not been considered. 

employee flows by geographic area

 2014 2013 2012 
  INCOMING OUTCOMING INCOMING OUTCOMING INCOMING OUTCOMING
EUROPE 1,950 1,534 1,805 1,891 1,378 1,581
NAFTA 570 626 507 355 770 247
SOUTH AMERICA 1,401 1,369 2,945 2,527 2,733 2,633
MEA 539 188 573 531 243 212
ASIA PACIFIC 706 520 789 596 1,297 769
TOTAL 5,166 4,236 6,619 5,900 6,420 5,443

employee flows 2014 by geographic area, gender and age group: total values

 INCOMINGOUTCOMING
<30 30-50 >50 MEN WOMEN <30 30-50 >50 MEN WOMEN
EUROPE 1,294 531 124 1,698 252 766 534 234 1,286 248
NAFTA 363 198 9 554 16 384 226 16 612 14
SOUTH AMERICA 921 468 13 1,256 145 679 603 87 1,213 156
MEA 505 34 0 538 1 84 90 14 184 4
ASIA PACIFIC 527 179 0 638 68 377 138 5 445 75
TOTAL 3,610 1,410 146 4,684 482 2,290 1,590 356 3,739 497

employee flows 2014 by geographic area, gender and age group: percentage values

 INCOMINGOUTCOMING
  <30 30-50 >50 MEN WOMEN <30 30-50 >50 MEN WOMEN
EUROPE 66% 27% 6% 87% 13% 50% 35% 15% 84% 16%
NAFTA 64% 35% 2% 97% 3% 61% 36% 3% 98% 2%
SOUTH AMERICA 66% 33% 1% 90% 10% 50% 44% 6% 89% 11%
MEA 94% 6% 0% 100% 0% 45% 48% 7% 98% 2%
ASIA PACIFIC 75% 25% 0% 90% 10% 73% 27% 1% 86% 14%
TOTAL 70% 27% 3% 91% 9% 54% 38% 8% 88% 12%

employee flows 2013 by geographic area, gender and age group: total values

 INCOMINGOUTCOMING
  <30 30-50 >50 MEN WOMEN <30 30-50 >50 MEN WOMEN
EUROPE 1,030 661 115 1,481 324 580 741 570 1,432 459
NAFTA 384 121 2 442 65 279 76 0 299 56
SOUTH AMERICA 1,950 974 22 2,747 199 1,399 1,019 109 2,332 195
MEA 534 38 1 567 6 417 104 10 528 3
ASIA PACIFIC 602 187 0 667 122 471 122 3 504 92
TOTAL 4,500 1,980 140 5,903 716 3,146 2,062 692 5,096 804

employee flows 2013 by geographic area, gender and age group: percentage values

 INCOMINGOUTCOMING
  <30 30-50 >50 MEN WOMEN <30 30-50 >50 MEN WOMEN
EUROPE 57% 37% 6% 82% 18% 31% 39% 30% 76% 24%
NAFTA 76% 24% 0% 87% 13% 79% 21% 0% 84% 16%
SOUTH AMERICA 66% 33% 1% 93% 7% 55% 40% 4% 92% 8%
MEA 93% 7% 0% 99% 1% 79% 20% 2% 99% 1%
ASIA PACIFIC 76% 24% 0% 85% 15% 79% 20% 1% 85% 15%
TOTAL 68% 30% 2% 89% 11% 53% 35% 12% 86% 14%

employee flows 2012 by geographic area, gender and age group: total values 

 INCOMINGOUTCOMING
<30 30-50 >50 MEN WOMEN <30 30-50 >50 MEN WOMEN
EUROPE 697 437 35 1,025 145 439 399 173 896 114
NAFTA 589 178 3 658 112 165 77 5 217 30
SOUTH AMERICA 1,861 853 19 2,522 211 1,557 971 105 2,499 134
MEA 206 37 0 230 13 110 95 7 204 8
ASIA PACIFIC 1,007 287 3 860 437 614 149 6 648 121
TOTAL 4,360 1,792 60 5,295 918 2,885 1,691 296 4,464 407

employee flows 2012 by geographic area, gender and age group: percentage values

 INCOMINGOUTCOMING
  <30 30-50 >50 MEN WOMEN <30 30-50 >50 MEN WOMEN
EUROPE 60% 37% 3% 88% 12% 43% 39% 17% 89% 11%
NAFTA 76% 23% 0% 85% 15% 67% 31% 2% 88% 12%
SOUTH AMERICA 68% 31% 1% 92% 8% 59% 37% 4% 95% 5%
MEA 85% 15% 0% 95% 5% 52% 45% 3% 96% 4%
ASIA PACIFIC 78% 22% 0% 66% 34% 80% 19% 1% 84% 16%
TOTAL 70% 29% 1% 85% 15% 59% 35% 6% 92% 8%

Regarding the workforce flow in countries/markets considered “mature” in which Pirelli operates, in Italy efficiency plans continued in Settimo Torinese regarding the finalisation of the technological and organisational restructuring of the New Car Centre (-22 employees) and at the facility in Bollate (-18 employees), both implemented through voluntary leaves. In Germany, however, there was a reduction of employees within the company Pneumobil following the reorganisation of the Pirelli Retail chain (-68 employees) and a reduction of blue collar employees at the facility in Breuberg (-25 employees). As for the countries/emerging markets where Pirelli operates (namely Romania, Russia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Egypt, Turkey, China), the increases in production volume contributed to the increase of the workforce in China (+179), Romania (+115) and Argentina (+70), as well as in Mexico (+289) due to the expansion of the new plant in Silao. Moreover, the reorganisation in progress within the Russian facilities in Kirov and Voronezh led to a growth of 89 employees in 2014 compared to 2013 (-54 staff employees and +143 blue collar employees). In Brazil there was an increase of 270 employees within the company Pneuac due to the expansion of the Retail chain and a reduction of 142 employees due to the decline in production volumes. As for the annual changes of incoming and outgoing personnel, 2014 showed a decrease of both incoming and outgoing flows over the previous year, mainly due to a growth in production volumes slightly lower than that recorded in the period 2012-2013.

Pirelli does not employ anyone under the age of 15. There are 39 young people aged between 15 and 18 (20 in Brazil, 12 in Germany, 3 in the UK, 2 in Switzerland, 1 in Venezuela and 1 in Sweden), all of whom involved in training and integration plans, in compliance with local laws.