Business expansion
Ostösterreich; Niederösterreich; Niederösterreich-Süd
Location of affected unit(s)
Wiener Neustadt
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
7 September 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The Vienna-based company Schiebel Elektronische Geräte, developer and producer of mine detection equipment and the CAMCOPTER unmanned aerial vehicle system, will open a new production plant in Wiener Neustadt, Lower Austria. At the new site about 120 unmanned aerial vehicles are planned to be manufactured annually. According to Hans Georg Schiebel, the firm’s CEO, ‘business expansion has become inevitable due to steadily increasing demand’ for unmanned helicopters for both military and civil use. Thus, the company’s workforce is planned to be ‘doubled from currently 100 employees to about 200 over the medium term’, Mr Schiebel stated. Around 8.5 million euro have been invested for the construction of the new production premises. The date of opening has remained indefinite so far.


  • 7 September 2006: Wirtschaftsblatt


Eurofound (2006), Schiebel Elektronische Geräte, Business expansion in Austria, factsheet number 64055, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64055.