EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Wollsdorf Leder

Company/Organisation:
Wollsdorf Leder

Geographic Location

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

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of textiles, apparel, leather and related products
15 - Manufacture of leather and related products
Number Employed: 250
Group: Wollsdorf Leder

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 12-06-2015
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-11-2015
Foreseen End Date: 01-12-2015
Planned Job Creation: 300

Additional Information

Wollsdorf Leder’s General Manager Andreas Kindermann was in town on June 17, 2015 and visited the site of the new factory with Croatia’s Minister of Economy Ivan Vrdoljak. Wollsdorf Leder didn’t decide to build a factory in Croatia just because of the good weather, but because this location in Jalžabet is located just 250 kilometres from its headquarters in Austria. It is also situated between Wollsdorf base and important clients in Romania. Thanks to the excellent cooperation with representatives of central and local government building permits were obtained in a short period. Wollsdorf Leder, who has been supplying leather for the automobile, furniture, aviation and boat-building industries since 1932, will employ additionally 300 people in the new 10,000 square-meter Croatian factory when it will be completed before Christmas 2015. Thus, in 2016 seats for jumbo jets and other planes and trains will be produced in Croatia.