EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Sony DADC Austria

Sony DADC Austria

Geographic Location

Country: Austria
Region: Salzburg und Umgebung; Salzburg; Westösterreich
Location of affected unit(s): Anif, Thalgau


Sector: Manufacturing
Other manufacturing, and repair and installation of machinery and equipment
32.20 - Manufacture of musical instruments
Number Employed: 1300
Group: Sony

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 16-01-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 158
Type of Restructuring: Offshoring/Delocalisation
Employment Effect Start: 16-01-2012
Direct Dismissals: 158

Additional Information

Sony DADC Austria is to dismiss 158 of its employees due to internal restructuring in its two production sites in Anif and Thalgau in the province of Salzburg. This step is due to the global decline in the purchase of optical storage media, which were produced at those two sites. The production of DVDs and Blu-ray Discs is to be bundled in Thalgau, the packaging of the discs, which was formally done in Anif is to be concentrated in Thalgau, Southwater (UK) and Pilsen (Czech Republic).

Among the 158 employees to be dismissed, some 82 are temporary agency workers. The 76 regular employees will be provided with a comprehensive social plan providing for financial measures in the range of EUR 2 million. This also applies to temporary agency workers who have been working for Sony for more than three years. The company will concentrate on bio sciences and new media solutions in the future and plans on annually doubling its turnover in those two areas in the next few years.