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The end of Mozart's iconic balls. The manufacturer goes bankrupt

Koniec kultowych kulek Mozarta. Producent bankrutuje
  • Salzburg Schokolade is closing its industrial plant near Salzburg, the hometown of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
  • Salzburg Schokolade announced that, together with the employment office, it is looking for a solution for the employment of employees.
  • Salzburg Schokolade is an Austrian family business and confectionery manufacturer. It has been operating since 1890.

After 175 years of operation, the chocolate giant goes bankrupt

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After 175 years of operation, the chocolate giant goes bankrupt

Salzburg Schokolade – hand-designed chocolates

Salzburg Schokolade is closing its industrial plant in Grödig in eastern Austria, near Salzburg, the hometown of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Employees were informed about the matter on June 10, 2024. The factory produced, among others: hand-designed chocolate coins and medallions or the iconic Mirabell Mozartkugel chocolates, an Austrian export hit made according to the original recipe of the famous confectioner Paul Fürst.

Salzburg Schokolade went bankrupt for the first time 2.5 years ago. The company filed for bankruptcy with the District Court of Salzburg in November 2021. After the initiation of bankruptcy proceedings in February 2022, the plant in Salzburg was taken over by the Romanian group KEX Confectionery. The restructuring plan provided for the payment of all debts to creditors within three years. However, in December 2022, part of the production was closed and the layoff of 25 employees was announced. The reasons given were the sharply increased costs of raw materials, packaging materials, transport and, above all, energy.

The company cites a significant increase in raw material prices (the price of cocoa has tripled), as well as the end of cooperation with one of its largest customers and a production plant that is definitely too large as the reasons for the final end of production. All this makes "long-term continuation of production economically impossible," the release said.

Salzburg Schokolade – a sweets manufacturer with over 130 years of tradition

Salzburg Schokolade announced that, together with the Salzburg employment office, it is looking for an employment solution for 65 employees in Grödig. Currently, advanced talks are underway with several interested investors regarding the sale and further use of the existing production plant. The PRO-GE trade union calls for a decent social plan for employees. He emphasizes that "it was not possible to secure the future through appropriate investments and modernization activities."

Salzburg Schokolade is an Austrian family business and confectionery manufacturer. It has been operating since 1890. The headquarters and production are located in the chocolate factory in Grödig, at the gates of Salzburg, the city of Mozart, where everything revolves around chocolate and its processing – we read in Wikipedia.

She is known, among others, with Mirabell Mozartkugel. The process of making real Mozart balls involves 14 steps and takes over 2.5 hours. Their creator was the Salzburg confectioner Paul Fürst, who in 1890 came up with the idea of ​​covering the marzipan-pistachio filling with nut cream and dipping it in chocolate using a thin wooden stick, ultimately giving the delicacy the form of a ball.

In addition to chocolate, the assortment also includes Bobby bars, thin wafers, dragee specialties and many others. Under the traditional Austrian brand, semi-finished products are also produced: chocolate couvertures, fat glazes, nougats and fondants, mainly for professional bakers and confectioners.

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