EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

RHM Pants

RHM Pants

Geographic Location

Country: Romania
Region: Covasna; Centru
Location of affected unit(s): Estelnic


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of textiles, apparel, leather and related products
14 - Manufacture of wearing apparel
Number Employed: 235
Group: Dr Bock

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 05-06-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 235
Planned Job Reductions max: 235
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 05-06-2020
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2020
Direct Dismissals: 235
Other Job Reduction Measures: 235

Additional Information

German company Dr Bock Industries recently announced that due to COVID-19 and resulting decline in orders they would close down the RHM Pants factory in Estelnic (County Covasna). Around 235 employees will be dismissed by collective redundancy.

A representative of the company said, “the Management Board and the Supervisory Board have decided to close the RHM Pants plant in Eastern Romania, as losses cannot be offset by short-term measures and no short-term market recovery is expected.”

RHM Pants was founded in 1992 and is one of Romania's largest producers of trousers. The company has other three factories in Romania at Sfantul Gheorghe and Baraolt (Covasna County) as well as factories in Germany, Italy, Bulgaria and the Ukraine.

Dr. Bock Industries was founded in 1984 and is a supplier for famous clothing brands.