Staff composition and distribution

The results of the Sofidel Group were contributed to by 6,453* staff, of which 72.86% were blue collar, 21.70% white collar and 5.44% managers. The number of employees increased compared to the previous year, mainly due to the growth of the US plants. The Group’s 6,453 employees work in 12 countries.


* The data for personnel and the relevant breakdown for 2017 are at 30 November, while the data for 2018 and 2019 are at 31 December.

Breakdown of Sofidel Group staff by level

Breakdown of employees of Sofidel Group companies by level and geographical area – 2019

Belgium Germany Spain France UK Hungary Greece Italy Polonand Romania Sweden USA TOTAL
Blue Collar 103 557 163 507 629 119 43/td> 767 261 189 128 1,236 4,702
Manager 16 29 29 59 50 9 5 113 16 7 7 11 351
White Collar 45 148 51 114 124 54 8 387 139 51 38 241 1,400
OVERALL TOTAL 164 734 243 680 803 182 56 1.267 416 247 173 1,488 6,453

Breakdown of employees of Sofidel Group companies by level and geographical area – 2018

Belgium Germany Spain France UK Hungary Greece Italy Poland Romania Sweden Turkey USA TOTAL
Blue Collar 104 563 152 520 626 124 44 774 236 206 135 27 1,053 4,564
Manager 16 30 27 57 44 9 6 112 19 6 8 8 7 349
White Collar 51 151 49 120 141 51 9 392 138 50 39 27 196 1,414
OVERALL TOTAL 171 744 228 697 811 184 59 1,278 393 262 182 62 1,256 6,327

Breakdown of employees of Sofidel Group companies by level and geographical area – 2017

Belgium Germany Spain France UK Hungary Greece Italy Poland Romania Sweden Turkey USA TOTAL
Blue Collar 103 612 114 552 666 140 43 787 241 203 140 28 755 4,384
Manager 16 32 25 52 49 10 6 111 21 7 10 7 2 348
White Collar 48 157 44 128 155 55 9 394 125 49 34 29 157 1,384
OVERALL TOTAL 167 801 183 732 870 205 58 1,292 387 259 184 64 914 6,116

The data highlight the preponderance of American staff (23.05%) in the Sofidel Group. This is followed, at Group level, by large groups of employees in Italy (19.63%), the United Kingdom (12.44%) and Germany (11.37%). The close connection between the company and the areas in which it operates was again confirmed in 2019. Sofidel favours the employment of workers from the local communities where it carries out its business, thus contributing to growth in employment and income in the area and the achievement of a higher level of sustainability by reducing home to office travel. The company has always focussed on making the most of local resources, trying to find the best-qualified professionals; more than 95% of senior managers come from the relevant local community.

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