Internal restructuring
Westösterreich; Oberösterreich; Linz-Wels
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.99 - Manufacture of other transport equipment n.e.c.

130 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 March 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2016
Foreseen end date
30 April 2017


Austrian world leading manufacturer of fire-fighting vehicles and systems for disaster protection Rosenbauer is implementing job cuts at its site in Leoning due to declining orders.

The Near and Middle East has been an important market for Rosenbauer, the declining oil price has led to cuts in investments also affecting orders of fire-fighting vehicles. As a consequence, the site in Leonding will only build 100 instead of 120 vehicles in 2017, leading to the dismissal of 130 employees, half of them are temporary agency workers. Parts of the job cuts have already been implemented in the fourth quarter of 2016, the rest will follow at the beginning of 2017.

Despite this restructuring, Rosenbauer was able to increase staff numbers in the USA and Germany during the last year.

Currently, Rosenbauer is employing 1,150 workers at its site in Leonding. Overall the company employs 3,375 staff world wide.


  • 28 March 2017: Die Presse
  • 28 March 2017: orf online
  • 29 March 2017: OÖ Nachrichten


Eurofound (2017), Rosenbauer, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 90610, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90610.