Business expansion
Hrvatska; Kontinentalna Hrvatska; Varaždinska županija
Location of affected unit(s)
Jalžabet, Varazdin
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Leather And Related Products
15 - Manufacture of leather and related products

250 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
11 June 2014
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2014
Foreseen end date
1 October 2014


Austrian producer of automobile and aircraft leather upholstery Wollsdorf has announced that it will create 250 jobs when it opens its new factory in Jalžabet Varaždin. At this plant, leather upholstery will be produced for car brands including Ferrari, Jaguar and BMW. According to the source, the job creation is a result of a €8.5 million investment by the company. The factory will be built by September 2014 and fully operational by June 2015. The source reports that the first 40 employees will be recruited in July 2014 and will be sent for training in Austria.

According to the source, the company choose this area due to its close location to the highway and because it has all the required infrastructure. The source reports that the project is supported by the Croatian Agency for Investments and Competitiveness.



Eurofound (2014), Wollsdorf, Business expansion in Croatia, factsheet number 77240, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77240.