Type
Business expansion
Country
Germany
Region
Baden-W├╝rttemberg; Freiburg; Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis
Location of affected unit(s)
Villingen-Schwenningen
Sector
Retail
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Household Equipment In Specialised Stores
47.59 - Retail sale of furniture, lighting equipment and other household articles in specialised stores

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
23 February 2016
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2017
Foreseen end date
1 February 2017

Description

XXXLutz, an Austrian furniture store chain, creates 200 new jobs due to the construction of a new furniture store in Villingen (Baden- Wuerttemberg). The construction will begin on 15 March 2016 and the opening is planned for summer 2017. With a surface of 27,000 square metres the new store is the 38th store owned by the Austrian furniture store chain.

The company was planning to construct a new store since 2007. The project was however subject to delays due to issues with authorities and residents.

XXXLutz, headquartered in Wels (Austria) currently employs around 18,500 employees. The company has recently been criticised due to almost 100 sudden job cuts at its site in Mannheim (Germany) at the beginning of February 2016.


Sources

  • 23 February 2016: S├╝dkurier (online)
  • 24 February 2016: schwarzwaelder-bote.de

Citation

Eurofound (2016), XXXLutz, Business expansion in Germany, factsheet number 86592, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86592.