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Austria’s automotive supply and production industries have grown into a key economic contributor with a high export quota. Given the small internal market, companies have had to develop technically advanced products for the world market. Research and development have a correspondingly important significance. Austrian manufacturers and suppliers offer you innovative and customer oriented services.


Strength Through Cooperation

The high technical capablity and flexibility of the small-scale companies are among the strengths of the Austrian automotive industry. The support of representative associations and the co-operation through cluster-networks provide a sound basis for exportable products.

Many years ago, sports car history was made in Austria and yet since then the Austrian automotive industry has had much, much, more to offer. Find out more by listening to an audio stream: Austrian Automotive Industry [mp3, 873.1kb]

The Trade Association of the Austrian Automotive Industry

In this dynamic and highly competitive branch, promoting cooperation and supporting businesses in economic and social affairs is especially important. The Trade Association of The Austrian Automotive Industry (in German) fulfills these tasks. At the moment the association consists of around 160 companies with a workforce of 30,000.

As an additional service, the association has a database with up-to-date company information and a product search on its website.

Synergy in Clusters

Many successful suppliers work in niche sectors. They invest heavily in research and development and their products are internationally renowned. The small and medium enterprises (SMEs) of the supply industry work together in three regional cluster-networks:

Through these clusters, companies can develop their regional strengths and synergies in order to facilitate entry to international markets.

Production units and machinery for the automotive industry

Companies from the Austrian machinery industry are successful exporters world-wide. The high technical standards and the know-how of the innovative machinery sector is highly prized and respected on the European and international markets.

Austrian providers do not only produce the machinery, but also deliver modules, tools and automation - guaranteeing customers the highest quality and productivity. Key success factors include a well-trained workforce, high quality standards and an established network with manufacturers in other countries.

For more information please contact your ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA office or go directly to:

Association of Metaltechnology Industries
Wiedner Hauptstraße 63
1045 Vienna
+43 (0) 5 90 900-3482
+43 1 505 10 20