Internal restructuring
Westösterreich; Salzburg; Salzburg und Umgebung
Location of affected unit(s)
Anif, Thalgau
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.40 - Manufacture of consumer electronics

155 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 November 2012
Employment effect (start)
9 November 2012
Foreseen end date
30 April 2013


Sony DADC Austria, part of the Sony group, is to dismiss a further 155 employees at its production sites in Anif and Thalgau near Salzburg. This step is due to continued decline in the market for physical media (DVDs, CDs) and concerns 120 permanent employees, as well as 35 temporary agency workers. This is the second wave of redundancies in 2012, when in January, the dismissal of 158 employees (76 permanent employees and 82 temporary agency workers) was announced (see here).

Social plans are to be negotiated for the concerned employees. The dismissals are part of a larger, world wide restructuring programme which was announced by Sony in April 2012 (see here). Initially, it was announced that this programme would not have any effect on the employees at the Salzburg province based production sites.


  • 9 November 2012: Der Standard
  • 9 November 2012: Die Presse
  • 9 November 2012: Wirtschaftsblatt
  • 9 November 2012: orf.at


Eurofound (2012), Sony DADC Austria, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 74560, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74560.