EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Zizala Lichtsysteme

Company/Organisation:
Zizala Lichtsysteme

Geographic Location

Country: Austria
Region: Mostviertel-Eisenwurzen; Niederösterreich; Ostösterreich
Location of affected unit(s): Wieselburg

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27.4 - Manufacture of electric lighting equipment
Number Employed: 1450
Group: ZKW group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 03-12-2010
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 03-12-2010
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2012
Planned Job Creation: 400

Additional Information

The automotive supplier Zizala, which produces light systems for motor vehicles, is to expand its business and thus plans to hire 400 new employees by 2012, among them 200 technicians and engineers.
Zizala, which is located in the Lower Austrian town of Wieselburg, is to expand its business due to increased demand from Asia, first and foremost China, whereas business in Europe still stagnates. The most important clients, however, are the German motor vehicle producers Audi, BMW, Porsche and Volkswagen. The company's CEO Mr Schuhleitner expects an increase in turnover of 20 percent for 2010, and a plus of even 30 percent for the whole ZKW group, which consists of Zizala, the Czeck company KES and the Slovak company ZKW.