Ostösterreich; Burgenland; Südburgenland
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Textiles
13 - Manufacture of textiles

210 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 March 2015
Employment effect (start)
23 March 2015
Foreseen end date
31 July 2015


Swiss manufacturer of underwear Triumph announced the closure of its last production site in Oberwart, Burgenland, by the end of July 2015. The close will result in the loss of 210 positons. The company referred to declining market shares, growing production costs and a difficult global economic situation as reasons for the closure. The closure forms part of the company's strategy of optimising its supply chain. Job cuts will also affect production sites in Wiener Neustadt, Lower Austria, and two sites in Hungary.

Together with trade unions and the local works council a social plan will be developed for the affected employees. A representative of the local works council also urged officials to support the predominantly female staff, with an average age of 47, as it will be particulary difficult for them to find new jobs in the region. The city and the federal government of Burgenland have assured finacial support with the latter contributing €200,000 to a work foundation.

Triumph International with its 49 subsidies and 33,000 employees worldwide has been producing lingerie in Austria for more than 50 years. It has been one of the most important employers in the region of Burgenland. However, since the 1990ies several production sites have been shut down in Burgenland, Styria and Lower Austria (see also AT-23961).


  • 24 March 2015: orf online
  • 27 March 2015: orf online
  • 27 March 2015: Wirtschaftsblatt
  • 24 March 2015: Wirtschaftsblatt


Eurofound (2015), Triumph, Closure in Austria, factsheet number 79124, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/79124.