MAN Site in Steyr in Austria Faces Closure
In a secret ballot, the majority of employees at the MAN site in Steyr in Austria voted against plans by WSA Beteiligungs GmbH to continue the plant. The majority of employees of MAN Truck & Bus Österreich GesmbH voted against the plan for the takeover of the Steyr plant developed by the company together with investor Siegfried Wolf’s WSA company.
The Executive Board of MAN Truck & Bus has noted this development with disappointment and incomprehension. The plan drawn up together with WSA provided for the saving of a large part of the workforce, combined with future prospects for the site through the production of Steyr brand vehicles and external orders from MAN and other companies. As a consequence, MAN is now resuming plans to close the Steyr plant. In addition, the next step is to once again renegotiate the social plan, since the current status was tied to the takeover by WSA.