EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Zizala Lichtsysteme

Zizala Lichtsysteme

Geographic Location

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


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27.4 - Manufacture of electric lighting equipment
Number Employed: 3378
Group: ZKW group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 02-02-2012
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 02-02-2012
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2012
Planned Job Creation: 100

Additional Information

Automotive supplier Zizala, who produces light systems for motor vehicles, is to expand its business and hire 100 new employees by the end of the year.

The expansion is due to increased demand for car headlights for brands like BMW, Audi, Porsche and Daimler. The company, which had announced plans to increase its workforce by 400 employees in December 2010 (see here) has even exceeded its own expectations in the demand for personnel. In Wieselburg, the company's headquarters alone, some 700 additional staff members were hired in the course of 2011. The company's CEO Mr Schuhleitner expects a turnover of EUR 1 billion for the whole group in 2012.