Südösterreich; Kärnten; Klagenfurt-Villach
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment
New offshoring locations
Not Available

150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 February 2006
Employment effect (start)
2 February 2006
Foreseen end date
31 December 2006


Some 150 out of about 400 employees currently engaged at the Philips production site in Klagenfurt (Kärnten) stand to lose their jobs by the end of 2006. According to a press officer of the Philips Austria concern, this plan is due to increasing labour costs at the site. In response to increasing competitive pressure, the series production of electrical toilet requisites will be relocated to Eastern European and Asian Countries. The Klagenfurt production site will thus be completely closed down, while a small innovations and competence centre in the area of healthcare and wellness is planned to be set up. All other 250 workers involved in administrative and product development tasks will not be hit. Regional representatives of the Austrian Trade Union Federation have urged the management to start negotiations on a social plan for the employees concerned.


  • 2 February 2006: Der Standard


Eurofound (2006), Philips Austria, Offshoring/Delocalisation in Austria, factsheet number 62889, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62889.