Frauenthal: Staff Returns

IndustrialsIndustrial Goods ♦ Published: April 19, 2011; 15:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

The Styrian supply company was hard hit by the crisis. After an unavoidable workforce reduction, capacities are growing again.

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The Frauenthal Holding sees 2010 as a successful restructuring year. The growth process could be resumed in the current year. In 2009, four manufacturing plants had to be closed down or sold, affecting 1,200 workers worldwide, 70 of them in Austria.

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