EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Austria
Region: Steiermark; Südösterreich
Location of affected unit(s): Frohnleiten


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of wood and paper products, and printing
17 - Manufacture of paper and paper products
Number Employed: 100
Group: Hamburger Containerboard group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 30-10-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 100
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 30-04-2013
Direct Dismissals: 100

Additional Information

The paper mill W. Hamburger announced the closure of its production site in Frohnleiten on 30 April 2013, making all 100 employees redundant.

The reason for the closure is over capacities on the European paper market and increased international competition. Over the last 15 months, losses have been made. The factory, which is close to Graz, produces recycled corrugated base papers and was taken over by the German Hamburger group in February 2010.

The employees will be offered a social plan within a re-employment scheme.