Westösterreich; Salzburg; Pinzgau-Pongau
Location of affected unit(s)
Zell am See
Manufacture, Printing And Reproduction Of Recorded Media
Printing And Reproduction Of Recorded Media
18 - Printing and reproduction of recorded media

141 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 October 2007
Employment effect (start)
12 October 2007
Foreseen end date
31 December 2007


Sochor, a firm that operates in the printing sector, is to close its site in Zell am See in Salzburg with the loss of 141 jobs. The site, which currently employs 156, will be closed by the end of 2007. The firm’s Chief Executive Officer, Bodo Schmischke, has stated that the reason for the closure is that the site is no longer competitive. Sochor was acquired by the German printing group Arquana in 2005. The management of Sochor and Arquana have offered those workers affected by the restructuring the opportunity to work at the WUB printing company in Innsbruck, which is also owned by Arquana. However, virtually all of the employees concerned have refused this offer. Management and local trade unions have agreed on a social plan for the affected employees, and the regional public authorities in Salzburg are also developing a re-employment scheme for the affected workers with managers at Sochor and Arquana.


  • 12 October 2007: Kompetenz
  • 8 November 2007: Wirtschaftsblatt


Eurofound (2007), Sochor, Closure in Austria, factsheet number 66000, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66000.