The Austrian office furniture specialist Svoboda has filed for bankruptcy. In spite of this, the current owner Christoph Königslehner is confident that the company still has a future in remediated form. According to Königslehner, there were already talks with an interested takeover candidate, but those talks had not yet been completed when a bankruptcy proved inevitable.
Svoboda is a more than 100-year-old office furniture manufacturer that has grown into a family business. The company has had a turbulent period in recent years. In 2016, the company was taken over. The Svoboda family sold the company to Christoph Königslehner, then together with Siegmund Gruber.