Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Wolfurt (Austria)n and other unknown locations worldwide
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28 - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 July 2009
Employment effect (start)
3 July 2009
Foreseen end date
31 March 2010


The Austria-based ropeway engineering company Doppelmayr/Garavena is to cut 100 of its currently 2,600 jobs worldwide by 31 March 2010. Most of the redundancies (65) will be effective at the headquarters in Wolfurt, Vorarlberg. This is because the order intakes as predicted for 2010/11 will be declining, in particular in North America, where the current economic downturn has substantially hit the tourism resorts. Therefore the need for new passenger transport systems has significantly dropped. The redundancy plans were announced in a press release of the company on 3 July 2009. The Chamber of Labour (Arbeiterkammer) of Vorarlberg has demanded the conclusion of a social plan to mitigate the consequences of the planned dismissals for the Austrian employees affected, whereas the company wants to find ‘individual solutions' for each of them.


  • 3 July 2009: Der Standard


Eurofound (2009), Doppelmayr/Garaventa, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 69323, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/69323.