Internal restructuring
Ostösterreich; Niederösterreich; Mostviertel-Eisenwurzen
Location of affected unit(s)
Waidhofen an der Ybbs
Manufacturing Of Furniture And Other Manufacturing
Manufacture Of Furniture
31.01 - Manufacture of office and shop furniture

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 July 2013
Employment effect (start)
31 July 2013
Foreseen end date


The Austrian manufacturer of office furniture Bene has announced 100 job cuts at its headquarters in Waidhofen an der Ybbs (lower Austria). This is part of a world-wide restructuring programme; altogether, 150 jobs are to be shed globally. The group, which has encountered financial trouble, has already taken a variety of measures, including restructuring itself (see Bene 2013).

Negotiations with banks are currently taking place. Turnover will be dramatically lower than last year. About half of the jobs to be shed are in the production (45) sector, the rest (55) is in the administration, back office and sales support sector.


  • 30 July 2013: Der Standard
  • 30 July 2013: Kurier
  • 30 July 2013: Kleine Zeitung


Eurofound (2013), Bene, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 75722, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75722.