Internal restructuring
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Austria, Hungary
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Wearing Apparel
14.14 - Manufacture of underwear

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


Underwear manufacturer Triumph is to cut at least 622 jobs at its Austrian and Hungarian production sites. As previously reported by ERM, the closure of its final Austrian production plant in Oberwart, Austria, will affect 210 jobs from the end of July. Cuts will also affect the company's Austrian headquarters in Vienna Neustadt. Triumph moreover hopes to find a buyer for its Hungarian production site in Dunaújváros by the end of the year. The site currently employees 412 workers . German media indicate that the cuts are likely to also affect the company’s design and logistics centres in Heubach and Aalen respectively.

The company cited the “optimisation of the supply chain” in the face of shrinking markets, rising production costs and a difficult global economic situation as the reason for the cuts. The cuts continue a downward trend in Triumph's workforce in recent years. As previously reported by ERM, a number of Triumph’s Austrian production sites have been closed in recent years (in 2010 and 2013.)


  • 24 March 2015: Wirtschaftsblatt Oesterreich
  • 24 March 2015: Die Presse (online)
  • 24 March 2015: Wirtschaft Regional (online)


Eurofound (2015), Triumph International, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 83065, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/83065.