EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Austria
Region: Innsbruck; Tirol; Westösterreich
Location of affected unit(s): Kufstein


Sector: Manufacturing
Other manufacturing, and repair and installation of machinery and equipment
32.3 - Manufacture of sports goods
Group: Kneissl & friends Gruppe

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 03-09-2002
Planned Job Reductions min: 100
Planned Job Reductions max: 100
Type of Restructuring: Outsourcing
Foreseen End Date: 01-09-2002

Additional Information

The decision was made, starting with the wintercollection 2003/2004, to outsource the production of skis in Kufstein. Starting with the most competitive segment of pricepoint as well as kids- and juniorskis, the plan is to announce a strategic cooperation with well recognized manufacturers shortly. In Kufstein will remain the Competence Center for Kneissl and DeeLuxe with all R&D facilities, including a small production for prototypes and race series as well as the international marketing- and distribution divisions.