European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Austria, Hungary, Slovakia
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Wearing Apparel
14 - Manufacture of wearing apparel

555 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 January 2007
Employment effect (start)
23 January 2007
Foreseen end date


The traditional knitwear manufacturer Gebrüder Wolff, which is headquartered in Hard (Vorarlberg) and runs several plants in Hungary and Slovakia, was adjudicated bankrupt on 23 January 2007. According to one of the firm’s managers, this insolvency has resulted from an aggressive price policy performed by most of the competitors and thus significant losses in turnover during the past years. Eventually, liabilities have outweighed assets by €2.7 million. As a consequence, some 320 domestic employees at the site in Hard and additional 235 workers who are employed by subsidiaries abroad (Hungary, Slovakia) stand to lose their jobs. Apart from the 555 employees affected in total, some 245 distinct creditors are concerned.


  • 23 January 2007: Der Standard


Eurofound (2007), Gebrüder Wolff, Bankruptcy in European Union, factsheet number 64827, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64827.