Business expansion
Westösterreich; Vorarlberg; Rheintal-Bodenseegebiet
Location of affected unit(s)
Hard, Meiningen
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Equipment
25 - Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
13 April 2007
Employment effect (start)
13 April 2007
Foreseen end date


On 13 April 2007, the CEO of the Mawera Holzfeuerungsanlagen company, which is headquartered in Hard (Vorarlberg) and currently employs about 170 employees at two separate sites in Hard and Meiningen, announced plans to significantly extend production capacities and thus to create some 100 new jobs within an indefinite time period. The company is specialised in the manufacture and assembling of furnaces fired with wood. The expansion plans will focus on the development of combined heating systems using also solar technology. The main reason for the envisaged extension of production capacities is the growing international demand for biogenous heating systems. In 2006, for instance, the firm’s overall turnover increased by 35% to 32 million Euro. Mawera was acquired by German Viessmann Werke in December 2006.


  • 13 April 2007: Der Standard


Eurofound (2007), Mawera, Business expansion in Austria, factsheet number 65252, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65252.