Internal restructuring
Ostösterreich; Niederösterreich; Sankt Pölten
Location of affected unit(s)
St. Polten
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28.95 - Manufacture of machinery for paper and paperboard production

250 - 290 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 September 2013
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
30 September 2014


Industrial machinery supplier for the paper industry Voith Paper, division of the German multinational group Voith, is to cut 290 jobs in its facility in St. Pölten, Austria.

Out of the 290 employees affected by the measure, 40 are to be employed at different company locations. According to media sources, the job cuts will take place by the end of September 2014.

The job reduction measures are part of a larger recently announced restructuring plan affecting also facilities in Germany and are due to the decreasing demand in Europe and China.

In August 2013, a first restructuring plan for St. Pölten was announced by the company, which foresaw 70 job cuts. It is not known yet as to whether these 70 jobs are incorparated in the new restructuring programme.

According to a company spokesperson, the job cuts are to be implemented in a socially acceptable way; talks with employee representatives are to start soon.


  • 13 September 2013: Die Presse
  • 13 September 2013: Voith (Press release)


Eurofound (2013), Voith, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 75867, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75867.