EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

ÖFA Akkumulatoren Ges.m.b.H.

Company/Organisation:
ÖFA Akkumulatoren Ges.m.b.H.

Geographic Location

Country: Austria
Location of affected unit(s): Vienna

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27.2 - Manufacture of batteries and accumulators
Number Employed: 230
Group: Varta

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 26-10-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 140
Planned Job Reductions max: 140
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Foreseen End Date: 01-06-2004

Additional Information

In July 2003, Varta announced the closure of the production plan of Vienna, specialised in automotive batteries. The production will be relocated in other european plants. This closure is due to technological evolution and hard competition in the sector. The management will try to relocate the employees and a social plan will be negociated with the unions. 140 workers are affected by the measure.