Internal restructuring
Westösterreich; Oberösterreich; Traunviertel
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Paper And Paper Products
17.12 - Manufacture of paper and paperboard

125 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 November 2016
Employment effect (start)
3 November 2016
Foreseen end date
30 April 2017


Finnish UPM, engaged in the bio and forest industry, is to cut 125 jobs at its site in Steyrermühl, Upper Austria. The company, which employees 19,600 staff world wide, announced to cut back its production capacities all over Europe due to a weakening demand for paper products. For Steyrermühl this means that one out of six paper machines currently in operation will be shut down in the first quarter of 2017. Similar measures will be implemented at UPM's site in Augsburg, Germany. UPM expects annual savings of up to €30 million from this step.

Management and trade unions have started negotiations on a social plan for affected workers in Steyrermühl. From the 125 jobs between 20 to 30% should be reduced trough attrition. Management has also established contact with the local office of the Public Employment Service (AMS).


  • 3 November 2016: OÖ Nachrichten
  • 3 November 2016: orf online
  • 3 November 2016: Wiener Zeitung


Eurofound (2016), UPM-Kymmene, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 89041, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89041.