Internal restructuring
Ostösterreich; Wien;
Location of affected unit(s)
Wien Simmering
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

120 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 May 2009
Employment effect (start)
15 May 2009
Foreseen end date


Steyr-Daimler-Puch Spezialfahrzeug (SSF), a company specialising in the production of armored vehicles, is to cut 120 of its currently 450 jobs at the headquarters in Vienna-Simmering. SSF is a company integrated in a business unit called ‘General Dynamics European Land Systems' - consisting of four European enterprises in total, which are fully owned by the US General Dynamics Corporation. The firm's main field of activities centres around design, development, production and sales of wheeled and tracked armored vehicles. According to management, the current absence of large-scale orders is forcing the company to lay off staff in order to secure the Viennese site and to remain competitive. Therefore the management has sent written notification of the planned dismissal of 120 employees to the Labour Market Service. A social plan is currently being negotiated with the works council.


  • 15 May 2009: Kurier
  • 15 May 2009: Der Standard


Eurofound (2009), Steyr-Daimler-Puch Spezialfahrzeug, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 68985, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68985.