Internal restructuring
Südösterreich; Steiermark; Graz
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Paper And Paper Products
17.12 - Manufacture of paper and paperboard

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 October 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2014
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


The Gratkorn paper mill of the global pulp and paper enterprise Sappi is to make 100 employees redundant within the next two to two-and-a-half years. The mill, which is situated near Graz (Styria), currently employs 1,165 workers.

One hundred workers are going to be made redundant due to decreasing demand and falling production levels. 

Restructuring measures are to be worked out over the next two-three months whereas the implementation will take two to two-and-a-half years.

According to the company's works council, job cuts through natural attrition will probably not be sufficient. The paper mill is one of the three largest of its kind worldwide, with a production capacity of 250,000 tons of pulp and 950,000 tons of coated woodfree paper.


  • 4 October 2013: Wirtschaftsblatt
  • 4 October 2013: Kleine Zeitung


Eurofound (2013), Sappi, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 75990, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75990.