Internal restructuring
Südösterreich; Kärnten;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Leather And Related Products
15 - Manufacture of leather and related products

170 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
19 September 2006
Employment effect (start)
15 November 2006
Foreseen end date


170 out of current 510 employees of the Austrian subsidiary of the German shoe manufacturer Gabor will be dismissed in mid-November 2006. This information was released by Achim Gabor, the CEO at the company’s headquarters in Rosenheim, Germany, on 19 September 2006. The affected workers are all employed at the company’s only production site in Austria located in Spittal/Drau. According to Mr Gabor, the main grounds for restructuring are to be found in a shift in demand entailing significant labour costs increases and a considerable rise in prices of raw materials, in particular leather. After restructuring, only 3,500 pairs of shoes will be produced per day instead of currently around 6,000. The plant management and the works council have already started talks about possible ‘socially acceptable solutions’ for the workforce concerned. The plant has repeatedly been subject to substantial restructuring since 2003, when it employed about 950 employees.


  • 19 September 2006: Wirtschaftsblatt
  • 19 September 2006: Der Standard


Eurofound (2006), Gabor, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 59364, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/59364.