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Personnel service provider HOGO is Wels' fifth-largest taxpayer


The personnel service provider HOGO benefits from the good economic situation like hardly any other company in Wels. In October 2016, the entire group moved from Krenglbach to Wels. For the trade fair city, the change paid off.

The leasing company currently employs 1400 people and has become the fifth largest taxpayer in Wels. "The location was very important for us strategically," says Rudolf Holzleitner. He manages the business together with Roland Golger and Stephan Holzleitner. Three factors would have fuelled growth at HOGO: "The upswing in the economy, the new, larger company building including better accessibility and the network of the Wels business community," Stephan Holzleitner lists.

In 2017, sales climbed to 32 million euros. This year, the company is aiming for the 50 million mark. Mayor Andreas Rabl (FP) congratulates the up-and-coming company: "The city is happy that the HOGO company relocated to Wels two years ago. The company is not only a great employer, but also supports many Wels sports clubs with sponsorship money."

According to Managing Director Golger, well over 100,000 euros goes towards Wels sports every year. In addition to the Regionalliga club WSC-Hertha, the Police Sports Club, the ESV Tennis Section and the Wels Huskies (American football) also benefit from funds from the Wels HOGO headquarters. The company intends to continue growing and plans to open new branches in the coming years.