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Industry Sectors

 
Choose from a list of industries and find out more about the business areas in Austria. Here you can get an overview of the industry and run a targeted search for a business partner.
  • Agriculture and forestry
    Agriculture and forestry Agriculture and forestry

    Austria’s reputation in agriculture and forestry owes much to its innovative technology - being leaders of the pack in many types of agricultural and woodworking machinery, and exporting its expertise all over the world. Agriculture and forestry from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious.

  • Automotive
    Automotive Automotive

    A large number of small-scale, highly flexible companies have built a strong reputation for the supply of technologically advanced parts to a wide range of vehicle manufacturers. Automotive from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious.

  • Chemicals
    Chemicals Chemicals

    One of the largest industries in Austria, around two-thirds of all chemical products are exported. From plastics to agricultural chemicals and man-made fibres to printing inks, the Austrian chemicals sector always delivers on quality. Chemicals from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious.

  • Construction and infrastructure
    Construction and infrastructure Construction and infrastructure

    Austria is a pioneer of international renown in the construction and infrastructure sector – developing new technologies and innovative investment models, and being a true leader in industries such as railways and civil engineering. Construction and infrastructure from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious.

  • Consulting and engineering
    Consulting and engineering Consulting and engineering

    Committed and passionate experts in many fields of consultancy - engineering, architecture, information, corporate development, legal and tax affairs, tourism and PR. Consulting and engineering from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious.

  • Consumer goods and lifestyle
    Consumer goods and lifestyle Consumer goods and lifestyle

    From household goods to luxury items, Austrian design style is proving both distinctive and a powerful source of commercial success. Consumer goods and lifestyle from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious

  • Creative industries
    Creative industries Creative industries

    From architecture to multimedia, from design to music and communications, Austria’s high levels of creativity and entrepreneurship are being recognised. Creative from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious

  • Education
    Education Education

    By constantly improving its education and training system, Austria now has one of the most efficient in the world. This system integrates professional, social and practical skills, and is closely aligned with the business community and job market. Education from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious

  • Electrical and electronic technologies
    Electrical and electronic technologies Electrical and electronic technologies

    A strong export-led market – ranging from infrastructure solutions for traffic to energy supply, IT and communications, and the automotive, medical technology and machinery sectors – all produced to the very highest technical standards. Electronics from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious

  • Energy and natural resources
    Energy and natural resources Energy and natural resources

    Austria’s know-how and expertise in the sustainable use of natural resources as well as in the development of energy systems of the future - including hydro, wind, solar, biomass and combined heat and power - is valued around the world. Energy and natural resources from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious

  • Environmental technologies
    Environmental technologies Environmental technologies

    Austria is at the forefront of a wide range of technologies that are addressing the need to protect the environment and help us all be sustainable. Success in ‘green technologies’ has helped Austrian companies to develop an excellent worldwide reputation. Environmental technologies from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious

  • Fashion and textiles
    Fashion and textiles Fashion and textiles

    Austria’s creative flair and skills come to the fore in the design and production of high quality textiles and clothes, in demand all around the world. Fashion and textiles from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious

  • Financial services
    Financial services Financial services

    Expertise and personal commitment are at the core of Austria’s successful financial services sector which includes high profile investment services, leasing, credit scoring, art auctions and financial advice from thousands of personal financial advisors. Financial services from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious.

  • Food and drink
    Food and drink Food and drink

    Known internationally for its culinary expertise and soft drinks, and with a growing reputation for its superb wines, Austria can claim its place at the world’s dining table. Food and drink from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious

  • Health and medical technologies
    Health and medical technologies Health and medical technologies

    Using its impressive business and R&D networks, Austria has built a worldwide reputation in a range of medical technology specialisms: diagnostic equipment and dental instruments as well as the construction and management of large-scale hospitals. Health and medical technology from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious

  • Information and communication technologies (ICT)
    Information and communication technologies (ICT) Information and communication technologies (ICT)

    Austrian entrepreneurial skills are powerfully exhibited in this exciting sector – from IT consulting to communication systems for the transport industry, computer-controlled manufacturing plants and telecoms. IT and communications from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious

  • Interior design
    Interior design Interior design

    Specialists in the creation of textiles, furniture, flooring, wall coverings and lighting accessories - for both private customers and for businesses – Austrian companies employ top quality, multi-faceted design, excellent planning and the latest energy efficiency technologies. Interiors from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious

  • International projects and tendering
    International projects and tendering International projects and tendering

    The International Projects Network (NPI) connects Austrian enterprises with international financial institutions (IFIs) and local players and helps with project identification, procurement and training grants. IFI trade meetings are organized and their experts attend information events in Austria.

  • Life sciences and pharmaceuticals
    Life sciences and pharmaceuticals Life sciences and pharmaceuticals

    Austrian companies have a strong tradition of excellence in pharmaceuticals and a growing expertise in the fields of biotechnology and the life sciences. Life sciences and pharmaceuticals from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious

  • Machinery and plant construction
    Machinery and plant construction Machinery and plant construction

    Austria is renowned as one of the leading countries for machinery, industrial plant engineering and industrial equipment. Its expertise is contributing to the ongoing modernisation of the many industrial sectors including metallurgy, plastics and mining. Machinery and equipment from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious

  • Metals and metal processing
    Metals and metal processing Metals and metal processing

    Austria’s cutting-edge technology creates exceptional metal products for worldwide export, including train tracks and sheet metal, rolled aluminium and precision steel tubing for the automotive industry. Metals and metal processing from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious

  • New materials
    New materials New materials

    Austria has a talent for innovative materials, especially revolutionary plastics for cars, aircraft and insulation products, and sustainable construction technologies – all supported by technology clusters, renowned technology centres, research institutes and major events such as VIENNA-TEC. New materials from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious

  • New technologies
    New technologies New technologies

    Facing the challenges of the future, Austrian businesses and research networks are investing strongly in R&D in a wide and exciting range of industries including microtechnology, telematics, and nanotechnology. Innovative technologies from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious

  • Packaging and printing
    Packaging and printing Packaging and printing

    A research-intensive industry, with a reputation for innovative design, Austrian glass, plastic and card packaging is used all over the world, and has contributed significantly to Austria’s reputation as a trailblazer in environmental protection and sustainability. Packaging and printing from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious

  • Plastics
    Plastics Plastics

    Austria’s plastics sector is highly export-oriented, with a strong global reputation for the highest standards in packaging, technical parts for the automotive, mechanical engineering and electricity industries and pipes and building elements. Plastics from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious

  • Renewable energies
    Renewable energies Renewable energies

    The demand for energy continues to grow. Given Austria’s track record of inventing and delivering innovative technologies, our companies continue to create world-class sustainable solutions – from hydro-electric to solar power, wind and biomass. Renewable energy from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious

  • Safety and security
    Safety and security Safety and security

    Technical know-how and close, collaborative partnerships with customers have led to the highest concern for quality in, amongst others, the manufacture of protective clothing, special vehicles, firefighters’ equipment and alarm and electronic security systems - making Austrian companies market leaders in many areas. Security services from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious

  • Tourism, sports and leisure
    Tourism, sports and leisure Tourism, sports and leisure

    Known the world over for its green hills, clean lakes and love of culture and sports, Austria just keeps on improving, becoming an even better place to visit and enjoy. Tourism, sports and leisure from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious

  • Transportation and logistics
    Transportation and logistics Transportation and logistics

    Internationally successful, Austrian companies are known for excellence in the production of cable cars, lifts, handling systems, signalling and other traffic control systems, and rolling stock – together with expertise in freighting and haulage. Transport and logistics from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious

  • Wood and paper
    Wood and paper Wood and paper

    With in-depth knowledge and an established set of competence centres, Austria sustainably supplies wood to the building construction and other industries; and product innovation is key to paper companies that successfully supply world markets. Wood and paper from Austria – Surprisingly Ingenious

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