EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Boxmark Leather

Boxmark Leather

Geographic Location

Country: Slovenia
Region: Pomurska; Slovenija
Location of affected unit(s): Murska Sobota


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of textiles, apparel, leather and related products
14.11 - Manufacture of leather clothes
Number Employed: 184
Group: Schmidt

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 07-11-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 184
Planned Job Reductions max: 184
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 01-12-2019
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2019
Direct Dismissals: 184

Additional Information

Boxmark Leather, a supplier of leather products for the automobile industry, will close its production unit in Murska Sobota and terminate the employment contracts with all 184 workers by the end of 2019. A slowdown in the automotive industry and outdated technological equipment are reasons for the closure. Boxmark Leather, owned by the Austrian firm Schmidt, has rented facilities in Murska Sobota since 2015 from the bankrupt garment manufacturer Mura. Management said that some redundant workers might get a job at their production site in Kidričevo, but decline more specific information about the number of persons to be re-employed.