Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Unterwoelbling, Steyregg, Siezenheim, Raaba, Klagenfurt, Innsbruck, Koblach
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Wholesale Of Food, Beverages And Tobacco
46.35 - Wholesale of tobacco products

135 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 June 2012
Employment effect (start)
14 June 2012
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


Tobaccoland, wholesale retailer of tobacco products and subsidiary of Austria Tabak (which is owned by Japan Tobacco International), is to make 135 people redundant until the end of 2012. The remaining 160 jobs are maintained. All Tobaccoland branches outside of Vienna are concerned by the job cuts, according to a spokesperson of the company; the structure of the headquarter in Vienna will be 'adapted'.

The company is currently working on a social plan for the 135 concerned employees together with the works council. The restructuring is reported to be due to the fact that Philip Morris, which has cooperated with Tobaccoland since its establishment in 1995, will cancel the cooperation from 2013 onwards. Thus, the volume of cigarettes sold will be reduced sharply.

Austria Tabak, of which Tobaccoland is a subsidiary, closed down its production site in Hainburg by the end of 2011 (see factsheet 17663).


  • 14 June 2012: Der Standard
  • 14 June 2012: Die Presse
  • 14 June 2012: Wirtschaftsblatt


Eurofound (2012), Tobaccoland, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 73715, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73715.