Cable car builder Doppelmayr to cut around 200 jobs


Due to the corona crisis, the cable car builder Doppelmayr has to cut almost 200 jobs worldwide, Heute reports.

At the Wolfurt site in Austria, 95 employees will lose their jobs. After several months of short-time work, the number of workers had to be adjusted, the management announced.

For 120 temporary workers who had been hired for peak production periods, there was already no new contract offers in the summer. The company is heavily dependent on tourism.

The past financial year was still very successful for the Doppelmayr Group with sales of EUR 872 million. This year, however, there is an industry-wide drop in sales of just over a third, explains the managing director, Thomas Pichler.

The Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group, headquartered in Wolfurt, is the world market leader in cable car construction and operates in 50 countries. Other locations include Goldau (Switzerland), Salt Lake City (Utah, USA), Lana (Italy) or Saint-Jéréme (Quebec, Canada).

The company employs 3.400 people worldwide.

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