Latvija; Pieriga;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Wearing Apparel
14.39 - Manufacture of other knitted and crocheted apparel

250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 April 2014
Employment effect (start)
5 February 2014
Foreseen end date
2 April 2014


Knitwear manufacturer Ogres trikotaza is declared insolvent by court decision and 250 employees have been laid off by insolvency manager.

Ogres Trikotaza is knitwear manufacturer located in Ogre. In 2012 the enterprise operated with €7.88 million turnover, and incurred €104.8k loss. On 17 October 2013 the court approved legal protection process for the enterprise and obligated the legal protection plan for next two years. Early this year legal protection administrator asked court to stop legal protection process because the company has been found capable to fulfill a plan and to start insolvency process. On 5 February 2014 the court decided to start insolvency process.

The insolvency manager Edgars Karelis informed newspaper Dienas Bizness that due to large debts from foreign partners, the manufacturing on site has been suspended in December 2013. In total 250 employees have been laid off.

The insolvency manager hopes to sell the manufacturing site as a whole, because it is fully functional and the manufacturing can be restarted.



  • 2 April 2014: Dienas Bizness


Eurofound (2014), Ogres Trikotaza, Bankruptcy in Latvia, factsheet number 76783, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76783.