Internal restructuring
Westösterreich; Tirol; Außerfern
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Equipment
25.5 - Forging, pressing, stamping and roll-forming of metal; powder metallurgy

150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 February 2016
Employment effect (start)
20 February 2016
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


The Austrian company Plansee, specialised in high-technology products based on metal, has set out plans to cut 150 jobs at its production site in Breitwang/Reutte (Tyrol) by the end of 2017. A total of 100 employees will be made redundant this year followed by another 50 redundancies in 2017. According to the company, this step has become necessary in order to secure competitiveness for the upcoming years but also due to losses in several business segments. In cooperation with the federal government of Tyrol a ‘work foundation’ (Arbeitsstiftung) will be established, to help affected employees with further education, retraining programmes but also start-up support.  

The company has already been subject to large scale restructuring in 2009. Plansee, headquartered in Breitwang, currently employs around 2,300 staff at this location. The Plansee Group operates across 34 production sites worldwide. 


  • 20 February 2016: Tiroler Tageszeitung
  • 20 February 2016: orf online


Eurofound (2016), Plansee, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 87459, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/87459.