Wollsdorf Leder managing directors Gerhard Krammer and Gerhard Klambauer reported a turnover of e90 million for the last financial year, up 5% on the previous year. The company attribute the rise to strongly increased demand in leather-covered steering wheels from companies such as Daimler Chrysler, Audi, VW and Porsche as well as further new orders from Porsche. A significant rise in the German and US furniture market share is a further factor in the company’s success.

Various new customers in the aircraft leather sector were gained including the contract for all Airbus models. The company also became the main supplier for Lufthansa.

Wollsdorf Leder are the largest manufacturer of steering wheel leather strips worldwide, daily production amounting to 17,000. Ninety new employees have joined Wollsdorf Leder bringing the total workforce to 650, 200 of whom work in the cutting department.

95% of the production is exported to more than 30 countries including Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Mexico, USA, Italy, Great Britain, the Far East, Australia, as well as Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and South Africa.