Employment Trends
Number of employees

Back to Overview

1% headcount increase

In 2014, Wienerberger employed an average workforce of 13,930 people, 1% more than in the previous year. The figure does not include the employees of Tondach Gleinstätten. The headcount of the Clay Building Materials Europe Division remained almost constant, with a slight increase reported for Clay Building Materials Eastern Europe. In the Pipes & Pavers Europe Division the number of employees increased by 2% in the year under review, mainly due to a strong performance and market share gains in Eastern Europe. The Western Europe segment of the Pipes & Pavers Division and the Holding & Others Division reported minimal reductions. Due to continued positive developments in all its fields of business, the North America Division reported a 3% headcount increase.

Ø Employees by operating segment
Full-time equivalents 2012 1 2013 2014 2 Change in %
   Clay Building Materials Western Europe 6,227 5,940 5,950 0
   Clay Building Materials Eastern Europe 2,516 2,383 2,397 + 1
Clay Building Materials Europe 8,743 8,323 8,347 0
   Pipes & Pavers Western Europe 1.604 1,780 1,768 – 1
   Pipes & Pavers Eastern Europe 1,440 2,267 2,368 + 4
Pipes & Pavers Europe 3,044 4,047 4,136 + 2
North America 1,064 1,213 1,246 + 3
Holding & Others 209 204 201 – 1
Wienerberger Gr0up 13,060 13,787 13,930 + 1

1 Pipelife included as of June 2012.
2 Tondach Gleinstätten not included.

Headcount increase primarily in production

The start-up of temporarily closed production lines in the Clay Building Materials Europe Division and North America as well as the expansion of production in the Pipes & Pavers Europe Division led to an increase in the number of employees working in production by 2%.

Ø Employees by functional area
Full-time equivalents 2012 1 2013 2014 2 Change in %
Production 8,673 9,185 9,337 + 2
Administration 1,142 1,241 1,245 0
Sales 3 3,245 3,361 3,348 0
Total 13,060 13,787 13,930 + 1

1 Pipelife included as of June 2012.
2 Tondach Gleinstätten not included.
3 Employees in sales, marketing, warehousing

0918_wienerberger_jpgs_eng-13

Of the total workforce employed by the Wienerberger Group as at 31 December 2014, 93% worked full-time and 3% part-time. Temporary and agency workers as well as employees under term contracts accounted for 4% of the total workforce. An insignificantly small part of activities at Wienerberger is performed by staff legally defined as self-employed. Altogether, the breakdown of employees by type of employment contract has remained unchanged from 2013.

Back to Overview