Heidi Chocolat – Meinl subsidiary takes over Mozartkugel manufacturer

The producer of the Mirabell Mozartkugeln, the company Salzburg Schokolade, has been saved. After Niemetz in 2013, Julius Meinl V and his subsidiary Heidi Chocolat are now also taking over the traditional company from Grödig.

Only two weeks after Salzburg Schokolade slid into bankruptcy due to the corona-related decline in sales and the loss of major orders, the traditional company should be saved. The previous owners, the Harmer family, have ceded their shares to the new investor. 140 jobs are at stake Now the task is to work out a restructuring plan for the manufacturer of the “Real Salzburg Mozartkugel by Mirabell” together with the manager Johannes Hirtzberger. According to KSV 1870, rationalization measures are necessary in any case. It is possible, however, that you can get by without job cuts (currently 130), the liquidity is in any case secured by a loan from Sparkasse Salzburg. Creditor claims can be filed until January 24th. Heidi Chocolat currently employs 160 people and generates sales of almost 20 million euros. With the purchase of Salzburg Schokolade, the number of employees would almost double. A takeover of this size would not be a novelty for the company. In 2013, Heidi Chocolat had already taken over the local Swedish bomb manufacturer Niemetz, which was on the verge of extinction at the time.
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