EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Sony DADC Austria

Company/Organisation:
Sony DADC Austria

Geographic Location

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

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
26.40 - Manufacture of consumer electronics
Number Employed: 1300
Group: Sony

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 09-11-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 155
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 09-11-2012
Foreseen End Date: 30-04-2013

Additional Information

Sony DADC Austria, part of the Sony group, is to dismiss a further 155 employees at its production sites in Anif and Thalgau near Salzburg. This step is due to continued decline in the market for physical media (DVDs, CDs) and concerns 120 permanent employees, as well as 35 temporary agency workers. This is the second wave of redundancies in 2012, when in January, the dismissal of 158 employees (76 permanent employees and 82 temporary agency workers) was announced (see here).

Social plans are to be negotiated for the concerned employees. The dismissals are part of a larger, world wide restructuring programme which was announced by Sony in April 2012 (see here). Initially, it was announced that this programme would not have any effect on the employees at the Salzburg province based production sites.