Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for July
M T W T F S S
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

“Schwedenbomben” supplies running low

“Schwedenbomben” supplies running low

Niemetz, the insolvent manufacturer of "Schwedenbomben", is struggling to produce and deliver their product, and there has been a call for solidarity on Facebook to rescue the company.

"Schwedenbomben" happened to be sold out in many supermarkets in Austria on Monday. The company said that they would keep up their production and delivery for the moment.

On the fan page, people motivate each other to buy huge amounts of the sweet product in order to rescue the traditional company. Some users reminisce about the past: "Schwedenbomben" are a popular treat for many children. The Facebook group is gradually becoming bigger.

A Tyrolean company "Siko Solar" wanted to help Niemetz as well and bought 864 "Schwedenbomben" for its 54 employees.

Users posted recipes including "Schwedenbomben" and further products of Niemetz on the Facebook fan page. Amongst the fans are famous people such as the former ORF anchorman Gunter Tolar and head of the Austrian People’s Party (OVP) Manfred Juraczka.

The fan page has even gained international help. A page of US Austrians declared their solidarity with the Austrian supporters: "Come on, US-Austrians! Rescue "Schwedenbomben"!"

It is unknown whether the campaign is a clever marketing move of Niemetz.

Competitors such as Manner are interested in taking over the insolvent company. "Schwedenbomben" would fit into Manner’s product range. The traditional Viennese manufacturer says that plans have not been made yet as Niemetz is trying to save the company on their own.

The insolvency concerns all three companies of the Niemetz-Group. According to the creditor protection association Alpenländischer Kreditorenverband (AKV), the liabilities of the firm are five million Euros, of which three million Euros are due.

Niemetz was founded in 1890 and is the manufacturer of "Schwedenbomben", "Bombini", and the hazelnut-cream bars "Manja" and "Swedy". The products are produced in Vienna Landstrasse and sold within Austria’s borders.

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!


Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
sold  product  Niemetz  creditor  Manner  supporters  page  solidarity  Alpenl  Viennese  insolvent  protection  rsquo  range  manufacturer  traditional  Euros  Schwedenbomben  Austria  Facebook

Latest News

 

Teen Dying Of Cancer Killed At Charity Event After Ride In Porsche Goes Wrong
The family of a sick boy who was offered a trip in a high-performance Porsche because he was dying of cancer is suing the charity after the Porsche he was travelling in crashed head-on into oncoming traffic.

Japanese Pervert Planned Natascha Kampusch Style Kidnap
A Japanese man inspired by Austrian pervert Wolfgang Priklopil kidnapped a 10-year-old girl and kept her in a purpose-built cellar where he planned to train her to become the perfect wife.

German Hiker Yodels For Help After Getting Trapped In Cattle Grid
A portly hiker dressed in traditional Lederhosen was rescued after he yodeled for help after getting stuck for three hours in a cattle grid.

Austrian Wine Grower Sets New Record For Maturing Grapes
An award-winning Austrian winegrower is believed to have set a new record after leaving harvested grapes for an incredible nine months before fermenting them to create an ultra-sweet white and red wine.

Austrian Castle Owner Shocked By Airplane Wheel In Duck Pond
An Austrian castle owner got a shock after discovering this massive aircraft wheel had landed in his duck pond.

Glock Receives Austrian Award At Birthday Party
Austrian gun maker Gaston Glock has celebrated his 85th birthday with a huge ceremony in which the charitable work of himself and his wife Kathrin was honoured with a top Austrian award, and confirmation that this year two streets and a business park are to be named after him.

Sausage Surprise As Giant Wurst Is Pinched
Austrian police are hunting crooks who broke open a market stall and stole a 1.5 metre sausage worth over 2,000 EUR in the picture postcard village of St Michael in the region of Lungau.

Multi Coloured UFOs In Formation Over Austria
Austrian officials say they are baffled to explain a UFO sighting in which dozens of people reported seeing between 50 and 100 objects flying in formation.

Priests Furious After Porn Films Shot In Local Parish Church
A furious Austrian Catholic priest has complained to police after discovering a local woman had apparently been using his church as a studio to make porn films.

Two metre snake sends woman motorist fleeing
An Austrian motorist got a shock after noticing something hanging down from under her car – and realising it was a huge two metre snake that had ended up curled around the engine.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers