Ri-Maflow, Fabbrica Recuperata

Located in: Milan, Italy | Activity: Household appliances recycling

Ri-Maflow, Fabbrica Recuperata

Transnational car parts producer Maflow was sold to an investor who shut down the plant in December 2012 removing most of the machinery. In February 2013 former Maflow workers occupied the plant, together with precarious workers and workers from a nearby factory closed after fraudulent bankruptcy. The 20 workers participating full time in the project started recycling computers and electronic household devices, opened a bar and cafeteria and organized a flea market, cultural activities and a group for solidarity shopping. They plan to transform the factory into a plant for industrial recycling.

Website: http://www.rimaflow.it/


Recommended reading:

Occupy, Resist, Produce - RiMaflow. A documentary about the struggle.

When Workers Takeover: From Redundancy to Ri-Maflow


All photos by Andrés Lofiego



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