Westösterreich; Salzburg; Salzburg und Umgebung
Location of affected unit(s)
Anif, Thalgau
Manufacturing Of Furniture And Other Manufacturing
Other Manufacturing
32.20 - Manufacture of musical instruments
New offshoring locations
United Kingdom, Poland

158 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 January 2012
Employment effect (start)
16 January 2012
Foreseen end date


Sony DADC Austria is to dismiss 158 of its employees due to internal restructuring in its two production sites in Anif and Thalgau in the province of Salzburg. This step is due to the global decline in the purchase of optical storage media, which were produced at those two sites. The production of DVDs and Blu-ray Discs is to be bundled in Thalgau, the packaging of the discs, which was formally done in Anif is to be concentrated in Thalgau, Southwater (UK) and Pilsen (Czech Republic).

Among the 158 employees to be dismissed, some 82 are temporary agency workers. The 76 regular employees will be provided with a comprehensive social plan providing for financial measures in the range of EUR 2 million. This also applies to temporary agency workers who have been working for Sony for more than three years. The company will concentrate on bio sciences and new media solutions in the future and plans on annually doubling its turnover in those two areas in the next few years.


  • 9 December 2011: Der Standard
  • 27 December 2011: Der Standard
  • 27 December 2011: orf.at
  • 16 January 2012: Der Standard


Eurofound (2012), Sony DADC Austria, Offshoring/Delocalisation in Austria, factsheet number 72858, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72858.