EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Croatia
Region: Varaždinska županija; Kontinentalna Hrvatska; Hrvatska
Location of affected unit(s): Jalžabet, Varazdin


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of textiles, apparel, leather and related products
15 - Manufacture of leather and related products
Group: Wollsdorf

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 11-06-2014
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-07-2014
Foreseen End Date: 01-10-2014
Planned Job Creation: 250

Additional Information

Austrian producer of automobile and aircraft leather upholstery Wollsdorf has announced that it will create 250 jobs when it opens its new factory in Jalžabet Varaždin. At this plant, leather upholstery will be produced for car brands including Ferrari, Jaguar and BMW. According to the source, the job creation is a result of a €8.5 million investment by the company. The factory will be built by September 2014 and fully operational by June 2015. The source reports that the first 40 employees will be recruited in July 2014 and will be sent for training in Austria.

According to the source, the company choose this area due to its close location to the highway and because it has all the required infrastructure. The source reports that the project is supported by the Croatian Agency for Investments and Competitiveness.