Eumig Building - Wiener Neudorf

Location: Eumigstrasse 2-8 / 2351 Wiener Neudorf

1969 Start is made on planning. Construction engineer Dipl.Ing. Maierhofer, who is employed by Eumig, presents the first design concepts.

1970 and the order for construction is issued. The building is to be 46.25 metres high (10 storeys and an attic storey), surface area: 36,000m² (including parking areas and areas of greenery).

1971 on 7 June 1971 the first spadeful of earth is dug by Ing. Karl Vockenhuber.

1972 and the topping-out ceremony takes place. The film of the construction of the building is available on the DVD, "60 Years of Eumig" - see under "Souvenirs"

1974 and the moves from the Buchengasse plant in Vienna take place in April 1974. On 25 September the opening of the Eumig Building is celebrated in the presence of Federal Chancellor Dr. Bruno Kreisky and Minister of Trade Josef Staribacher. From this time on this is the operating base for the company management and all the technical and commercial departments. The Eumig Building is where all important decisions are taken.

1975 and an annexe is added to the main building for the IT Department.

1979 At the request of the Länderbank, the previous managing directors Ing. Karl Vockenhuber and DDr. Raimund Hauser withdraw, and Eumig is taken over in its entirety by the Länderbank. For some months attempts are made to improve the situation by a number of managers installed by the Länderbank, some of whom are replaced again, who move into the Headquarters building.

1981 On 18 August 1981 the company becomes insolvent, and no composition proceedings take place. On 15 September the keys are handed over to the liquidator.

The Eumig Building was sold with the surrounding property, and became the possession of Palmers, who had their headquarters in the upper storeys.