European Foundation
for the Improvement of
Living and Working Conditions

The tripartite EU agency providing knowledge to assist
in the development of better social, employment and
work-related policies

EU PolicyWatch

Database of national-level policy measures

Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the COVID-19 crisis, the war in Ukraine, rising inflation, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.

Factsheet for measure IT-2020-10/1560 – measures in Italy

LMA Aerospace Technology starts producing masks and sanification instruments

LMA Aerospace Technology avvia la produzione di mascherine e di strumenti di sanificazione

Country Italy , applies locally

Time period Open ended, started on 01 March 2020
Context COVID-19
Type Company practices
Category Reorientation of business activities
– Change of production/Innovation
Author Lisa Dorigatti (University of Milan) and Eurofound
Measure added 02 December 2020 (updated 28 January 2021)

Background information

The supplier of high precision machining for the aerospace and aeronautics sector LMA Aerospace Technology with seat in Pianezza (Turin) converted its production to respond to the new market requests of protective instruments and sanitisation devices. In particular, the company started the production of a mask and a device for the disinfection and sanitization of environments.

Content of measure

LMA Aerospace Technology developed a new division for exploiting the new market demands connected with the COVID-19 emergency. In particular, the company designed a transparent, washable and reusable silicone mask, especially thought for two types of use. First, within classrooms, as its being transparent facilitates communication between students and teachers. Second, by hearing impaired people, as it allows perfect reading of the lips. For this product, the company was awarded a prize by the Chamber of Commerce of Turin as "best example of productive reconversion with attention to the weakest and most fragile categories". The second product innovation developed by the company was da evice for the disinfection and sanitization of public and private environments through the nebulisation of of hydrogen peroxide.

Use of measure

Information not available.


  • Other topics

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Sector specific set of companies
Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Company / Companies

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: Company level


No involvement.

Views and reactions

No information available.

Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      C - Manufacturing C28 Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.

This case is not occupation-specific.



Eurofound (2020), LMA Aerospace Technology starts producing masks and sanification instruments, measure IT-2020-10/1560 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


Eurofound publications based on EU PolicyWatch

30 January 2023


Measures to lessen the impact of the inflation and energy crisis on citizens

Governments across the EU continue to implement policies to support citizens and businesses in the face of rising food and energy prices caused by the COVID-19 crisis and intensified by the war in Ukraine. This article summarises the policy responses as reported in Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch database from January to September 2022.


12 September 2022


First responses to cushion the impact of inflation on citizens

Although the worldwide pandemic situation had already disrupted supply chains and triggered increases in energy and food prices in 2021, the situation deteriorated in 2022 with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.


12 September 2022


Policies to support EU companies affected by the war in Ukraine

This article summarises the first policy responses that governments across the EU have started to implement to support companies affected by the rising prices, and those with commercial ties to Ukraine, Russia or Belarus.


5 July 2022


Policies to support refugees from Ukraine

This article summarises the first policy responses of EU Member States, including those of the social partners and other civil society actors, enabling refugees to exercise their rights under the Temporary Protection Directive.


Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process.