Internal restructuring
Westösterreich; Tirol;
Location of affected unit(s)
Lienz, Telfs
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment

150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 June 2010
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2009
Foreseen end date
31 December 2009


According to the Tiroler Tageszeitung, the three Tyrolean sites of the family-owned business Liebherr cut 150 jobs in 2009 due to losses in turnover of 25%.

The restructuring measures at the Lienz site of Liebherr-Hausgeraete, a manufacturer of freezers and household appliances, were the most prominent. 105 jobs were shed, reducing the workforce from 1,473 to 1,368 employees. Morever, 976 staff members were put on short-time work. Hardest hit by the financial crisis was Liebherr's Telfs site, were crawler tractors and loaders, as well as telesopic loaders are produced. Turnover decreased by 48%, from EUR 163 million to EUR 85 million. Due to short-time working arrangements, only 40 jobs had to be made redundant in Telfs. The third Tyrolean Liebherr establishment, the Interalpen Hotel Buchen, is Tyrol's biggest hotel with 600 beds. Turnover decreased by 14%, however, no restructuring measurements had to be taken in Buchen.


  • 15 June 2010: Der Standard
  • 14 June 2010: Tiroler Tageszeitung


Eurofound (2010), Liebherr, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 70652, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70652.