Internal restructuring
Westösterreich; Oberösterreich; Steyr-Kirchdorf
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.10 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 October 2016
Employment effect (start)
14 October 2016
Foreseen end date
31 December 2018


Following restructuring announcements from the German manufacturer of heavy utility vehicles MAN, part of the Volkswagen group, up to 200 people could lose their job by 2018 at the company's production site in Steyr(Upper Austria). 

The step is part of an overall restructuring programme in the group (as Eurofound has reported) making up to 1,800 employees redundant. According to newspaper reports, in Austria mainly the administration department will be affected and MAN has given a location guarantee for the production in Steyr until 2025.

Although in the course of restructuring Steyr has lost some of its assigned tasks, it now manufactures special-purpose vehicles. This will mean that some workers will have to be re-allocated within the company but also that in the long run 200 new jobs will be created. Up until now there are no details available as to when this job creation will take place.


  • 14 October 2016: OÖ Nachrichten
  • 13 October 2016: Kurier


Eurofound (2016), MAN, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 88971, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88971.