AT&S moves Klagenfurt plant to short-time working

Circuit World

ISSN: 0305-6120

Article publication date: 15 May 2009

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(2009), "AT&S moves Klagenfurt plant to short-time working", Circuit World, Vol. 35 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/cw.2009.21735bab.001

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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AT&S moves Klagenfurt plant to short-time working

Article Type: Industry news From: Circuit World, Volume 35, Issue 2

In the light of continuing weak demand in several markets, AT&S Klagenfurt Leiterplatten GmbH have introduced short-time working for the next 3 month. The company switched up to 50 per cent of weekly working hours to short-time working from 1 February 2009.

Thanks to its focus on the automotive and industrial markets and its successful niche strategy, AT&S Klagenfurt Leiterplatten GmbH, in which AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik Aktiengesellschaft holds a 77 per cent stake, has quickly established itself as Europe’s largest producer of single-sided printed circuit boards (PCBs). In 2007, the 165 employees at the Carinthian plant generated revenues of around EUR20m, compared with EUR198.4m for the entire European market for single-sided PCBs.

The current economic slowdown has brought about a significant drop in demand, resulting in capacity underutilization. In an attempt to counter these effects, short-time working is planned to be introduced on 1 February 2009 and will last for 3 month. The Public Employment Service Austria was notified of the decision today.

Short-time working will account for up to 50 per cent of weekly working hours, although short-term decisions on the actual percentage will be made on the basis of the prevailing order situation. Around 130 employees will be affected by the change.

For further information, please visit the web site: www.ats.net

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