Internal restructuring
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30 - Manufacture of other transport equipment

300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 June 2009
Employment effect (start)
4 June 2009
Foreseen end date


The Austrian subsidiary of the Germany-based provider of integrated transport and logistics services, Schenker, is to cut 100 jobs in Austria and 200 in south-eastern European countries. The activities in the latter group of countries are managed from the Viennese regional headquarters. Even though overall turnover could be increased by 11% during 2008, the worldwide economic crisis has severely hit the company since November 2008, with losses of 30% in tonnages transported since then. Apart from these heavy losses in transportation orders, it is argued that large-scale variations in exchange rates of the currencies involved account for the need to job cuts.


  • 4 June 2009: Wirtschaftsblatt
  • 4 June 2009: Die Presse


Eurofound (2009), Schenker, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 69052, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/69052.