Dunantul; Del-Dunantul; Somogy
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Textiles
13 - Manufacture of textiles

400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 January 2007
Employment effect (start)
9 January 2007
Foreseen end date
31 March 2007


The local unit of German clothing company Mustang will shut down its plant in Hungary at the end of March 2007. As a result, all 400 employees will be laid off, the head of the Marcali unit announced. Located in the town of Marcali in the Southern Transdanubia region of Hungary, Mustang Marcali started its operation in 1992 with the production of jeans. The parent company invested as much as HUF 1 billion at the facility in the past 15 years. Production was boosted after the company's Portuguese unit was closed down and an 800-square-metre production hall was built in Marcali in 2002. Mustang decided in 2005 to shut down production in Western Europe, Russia and Poland, and to rely on production in Asia as well as on subcontractors. The company is now closing the Marcali unit because of increased production costs in Hungary despite increasing revenues in the previous years. The local government of Marcali, as well as the regional employment office, has been notified of the dismissals and negotiations with the trade union, works council and representatives of the company have been scheduled as well.


  • 10 January 2007: Népszabadság
  • 9 January 2007: Budapest Business Journal
  • 9 January 2007: Magyar Nemzet


Eurofound (2007), Mustang Marcali, Closure in Hungary, factsheet number 64763, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64763.