Internal restructuring
Westösterreich; Oberösterreich; Steyr-Kirchdorf
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

475 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
1 October 2021
Employment effect (start)
1 October 2021
Foreseen end date
31 December 2022


German automotive company MAN announced that it will cut up to 1,900 jobs because it is closing its site in Austria (in Steyr). After lenghty negotiations, the MAN production plant for trucks in Steyr was finally taken over by Investor Siegfried Wolf. The imminent closure of the production site first announced in early 2021 has caused massive protests by the worker's council and hard negotions, that have prevented job cuts. Of the 1,900 employees, 75 percent agreed on wage cuts (up to 15 percent of the net wages) and accepted the new work contracts. The remaining 25 percent have opted for a partial retirement, a severance indemnity or a transfer to the labour foundation that acts as a placement service. The newly named company "Steyr Automotive" has recieved a large commission of electric trucks (worth around €1billion). The new production programm is expected to start end of 2022.

MAN has also closed a plant in Germany and it is recorded as a EU case in the database (MAN2021 -EU). 



Eurofound (2021), MAN, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 106377, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/106377.