Tuesday, 11. March 2014 - 05:03
14. 01. 13. - 16:00
The east-european centre of the Dutch beverage giant Heineken is moving from Vienna to Amsterdam in the next few months.
The Lassallestraße location in Vienna will be closed down.
"The change is not too dramatic, because a big part of the team is staying in Austria", chairman of the Austrian brewery union Markus Leibl told the „Oberösterreichischen Nachrichten" (OÖN) on Saturday.
Some of the staff are relocating to Schwechat.
Jan Derck van Karnebeek, responsible for the central und east-European location (CEE) will be relocating to Amsterdam with his management team. As member of the executive committee, he belongs to the group's senior management team.
The Lassallestraße location will be shut down. The CEE exports team, revision and part of the finance team are due to relocate to the Union brewery in Schwechat.
This withdrawal is to save costs. There are enough offices and infrastructure available. Moreover, the location is close to the airport.
Since the takeover of the Austrian brewery union by Heineken ten years ago, the central and east-European expansion has been controlled from Vienna. That was part of the takeover contract. However, this clause only lasted the five year running up to 2008. From 2005 the biggest Heineken department, which was responsible for Germany and Greece as well as central and east-Europe operated from Vienna.
The central and east areas alone are responsible for a quarter of the total Heineken beer production and some 3.3 billion Euro turnover according to the latest yearly report. It was made public last December that Heineken is selling Pago, the fruit juice brand from Carinthia - finally bought by the German group Eckes-Granini.
'Carnival of Languages' in Vienna
A "Carnival of Languages" is being put on in Vienna in March to celebrate the third birthday of the language centre Eton Institute in the city.
Fashion students graduate with style
Last Saturday the fashion students from Viennaâ€™s A-College held a fashion show for their graduating class at the MGC Modecenter.
English graffiti artists arrested in Austria
Austrian police say they have caught an internationally active graffiti artist from the UK together with three pals who now face up to 5 years in jail and a bill for thousands for the clean up work.
Irish banker in Austria with two wives
An Irish banker who worked for the World Bank in Vienna is being investigated by Austrian police after he was found to have two wives and children with both when he died suddenly, apparently of a natural death.
Police stop people carrier with 42 Romanians inside
Austrian police who stopped a people carrier licensed for nine people found it carrying a total of 42 people from Romania.
Austrian Relieved To Only be Dead On Paper
Austrian man Christian Kozel, 29, discovered he was dead when uniformed police officers turned up at his home in Salzburg at the weekend.
What is on at Burg Kino this week (7 March - 13 March)
See what films are on this week at the Burg Kino on the Opernring.
Police catch graffiti-villain of Vienna
A graffiti sprayer, named "Puber" has been one of the main "villains" of Vienna for almost a year. He has filled almost the half of the city with his drawings. Now, a suspect, alleged to be the notorious sprayer himself is in the police custody of Vienna and may face up to five years in prison.
Apartment sales drop in Austria
According to the brokerage firm Re/Max, the number of the real estate sales in Austria has declined around 8.3% in the last year. The exact number of properties which were sold and bought accounts to over 80,000 units, which translates into 16 billion euros. Apartments were the most popular type of property sold last year, accounting for 28,000 of the units sold, but there has still been a 9.3% decrease from the last year.
McDonalds boom in Austria
McDonald's in Austria generated 560 million Euros in sales in 2013 after introducing more branches and expanding it's product range.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Animal rights group protest against Burberry fur in Vienna|
|Austrian Airlines spellcheck mishap|
|Austrian Relieved To Only be Dead On Paper|
|Vienna first city to be granted personal domain name|
|Air China to fly to Spain via Vienna|