Internal restructuring
Ostösterreich; Niederösterreich;
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

127 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 April 2015
Employment effect (start)
24 April 2015
Foreseen end date


Austrian manufacturer of office furniture Bene announced its plans to eliminate 127 jobs in administration at its headquarter in Waidhofen an der Ypps (Lower Austria). Affected employees have been registered with the public employment service (AMS), 50 workers have been given a guarantee of re-employment (Wiedereinstellungszusage).

This step comes contrary to claims made earlier this year, that after cutting 29 jobs in the production area no further redundancies would be necessary. The company is facing continuous financial difficulties with an downward trend in turnover and a net debt of €74.6 Mio. Bene has therefore been looking for investors and two investors may take over 90% of company shares (pending shareholder approval in June 2015).


  • 24 April 2015: Die Presse
  • 24 April 2015: OÖ Nachrichten
  • 24 April 2015: orf online


Eurofound (2015), Bene, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 79402, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/79402.