Internal restructuring
Westösterreich; Oberösterreich; Linz-Wels
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating

135 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
3 October 2013
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


The discount food retail chain Hofer, part of the German Aldi group, is to expand its Austrian headquarters in Sattledt, thereby creating 135 jobs. Most of the newly created jobs will lie in the highly qualified segment. The planned investments lie in the "high two-digit million" amount, according to the company's CEOs Mr Dold and Mr Helm. Hofer, an independent subsidiary of Aldi Süd, has a turnover of €3.6 billion with some 7,000 employees in Austria. Currently, the company has 440 retail stores; in the medium term, this number is to increase to about 500. The headquarters in Sattledt are also responsible for the stores in Switzerland, Slovenia and Hungary.

For previous restructuring cases see Aldi Süd Slovenia 2006 and Aldi Süd Slovenia 2007.


  • 3 October 2013: Oberösterreichische Nachrichten


Eurofound (2013), Hofer, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 75988, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75988.