Business expansion
Centru; Covasna;
Location of affected unit(s)
Baraolt (Centru region, Covasna commune)
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Wearing Apparel
14 - Manufacture of wearing apparel

300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
4 May 2005
Employment effect (start)
4 May 2005
Foreseen end date


Although many companies in the Romanian ready-to-wear industry indicate a decline in lohn production, due to investors increasingly turning to lower-wage countries, Platanus ready-made clothes factory in Baraolt (Centru region, Covasna county) is set to expand, creating 250 new jobs in production and another 50 in a logistics centre to be established in partnership with a company from Germany.

The factory in Baraolt is the property of businessman Bock Dietrich. Since 1991, Dietrich has invested over €20 million in Romania and currently owns three other factories in Covasna county; two of these factories manufacture trousers: RHM in Estelnic, and TTC in the city of Sfântul Gheorghe. A third factory, RGT, provides washing and dyeing services and is located in Sfântul Gheorghe.

The four factories employ 1,700 employees. The main client is Hugo Boss and recently contracts have also been signed for Strellson, Escada, Toni Gard, Hilt, Leithauser.

In addition to business expansion at Platanus in Baraolt, businessman Bock Dietrich intends to have a 1,500-2,000 square metres production hall fully operational in Sfântul Gheorghe by autumn 2005.


  • 4 May 2005: Adevarul
  • 4 May 2005: Economistul


Eurofound (2005), Plătănuş, Business expansion in Romania, factsheet number 61754, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61754.