Internal restructuring
Ostösterreich; Niederösterreich; Mostviertel-Eisenwurzen
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Wood And Of Products Of Wood And Cork, Except Furniture; Manufacture Of Articles Of Straw And Plaiting Materials
16 - Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials

190 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 January 2009
Employment effect (start)
21 January 2009
Foreseen end date


In contrast to initial media reports, Doka, a formwork producer located in Amstetten (Lower Austria), is to lay off around 190 (instead of 150) of its current 3,300 employees by spring 2009. According to Reinhold Süssenbacher, the CEO of the Umdasch group to which Doka belongs, the company is required to reduce capacities due to rapidly declining order intakes. In addition, the company plans to introduce short-time working arrangements for about 1,000 employees from March 2009. Moreover, management confirmed that around 500 temporary agency workers had been made redundant already in autumn 2008. The 190 core staff affected now will be covered by a social plan.


  • 9 February 2009: Der Standard ()
  • 21 January 2009: Der Standard ()


Eurofound (2009), Doka, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 68008, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68008.