Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Equipment
25.72 - Manufacture of locks and hinges

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


Manufacturer of window and door fittings, Maco, set out plans to cut 170 jobs at its production sites in Austria. Maco currently employs 1,670 people in Austria and recently announced the implementation of a restructuring programme to improve its efficiency and competitiveness in the face of reduced demand from established markets in Russia, Ukraine, Italy and France and increased competition from third country producers.

A social plan will be set up with trade unions for all of the affected employees in Austria.

Update 07-05-2015:Maco announced a further downsizing of its workforce, making a total number of 100 temporary workers at the productions sites in Salzburg, Mauterndorf and Trieben redundant. Additionally, the company announced plans to evaluate the current structure of salaries and working time arrangements. There is also a discussion on reducing unused vacations and working overtime hours. The managing director argued that these steps are necessary to secure the remaining jobs in Austria.


  • 27 April 2015: Die Presse
  • 27 April 2015: Salzburger Nachrichten
  • 7 May 2015: Der Standard


Eurofound (2015), Maco, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 79403, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/79403.