Internal restructuring
Westösterreich; Oberösterreich; Linz-Wels
Location of affected unit(s)
Repair And Installation Of Machinery And Equipment
Repair And Installation Of Machinery And Equipment
33.2 - Installation of industrial machinery and equipment

175 - 400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 May 2013
Employment effect (start)
24 May 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2013


Engineering and construction company Siemens VAI is to shed up to 400 jobs by the end of 2013. Every 6th to 7th employee of the core workforce (which corresponds to 250 employees) plus at least half of the 260 temporary agency workers stand to lose their jobs due to a decrease in demand.

The workforce was informed about the restructuring at the works council meeting on 21 May. The extent of the restructuring programme came as a surprise to them. A social plan is to be worked upon and finalised within three weeks.

The company was powerfully hit by the financial and economic crisis in 2009; it has since then recovered, but only to deteriorate within the last few months. This development has not allowed the company to decouple itself from the group-wide cost savings programme.

Updated, 15-07-2013 Only 175 instead of 250 employees of the core workforce stand to lose their jobs, according to new information by Die Presse. No information on the situation of temporary agency personnel given.


  • 15 July 2013: Die Presse
  • 23 May 2013: Oberösterreichische Nachrichten
  • 23 May 2013: orf.at
  • 23 May 2013: Der Standard


Eurofound (2013), Siemens VAI Metals Technologies, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 75413, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75413.