- Location advantages
Why set up headquarters in Austria?
There are countless reasons in favour of Austria as the location for international headquarters!
Here we present just a small selection:
Austria serves as an East-West bridgehead. International companies have direct access to more than 100 million consumers in the entire German-speaking region and also benefit from optimal access to CEE and SEE markets.
Austria is the fifth richest EU member state with a market volume of more than 50 million people within a radius of just 400 kilometres.
Stability to the highest degree
Entrepreneurs in Austria benefit from political, economic and political security coupled with legal cer-tainty. There are good reasons why Vienna is an important location for international arbitration. More information on safe location with a high level of stability.
International, cosmopolitan, dynamic
Vienna is home to many international organisations. The English language skills of people in Austria are among the best in international comparison. International schools are sufficiently available. Moreo-ver, Vienna is the second-largest German-speaking city and is growing rapidly.
Austria is a hub for flight and freight traffic. Furthermore, you can drink water directly from the tap.
Tax incentives with unbureaucratic processing
Group taxation and a dense network of double taxation agreements. More information on Tax benefits for international companies.
The highest quality of life and affordable prices
for housing, culture, healthcare, education and much more. Live and work where others spend their holiday.
Austria as a top location for international headquarters12. January 2024
Austria continues to be an attractive business location for international company headquarters – both for well-known firms such as Boehringer Ingelheim, Henkel, Takeda and the BMW Group as well as for young and aspiring companies operating globally. The country maintains its position as a business interface and ideal starting point for subsidiaries in Eastern and Western European countries, the USA and Asia.
Volkswagen relies on Magna Steyr in Graz12. January 2024
The Volkswagen Group is leveraging the know-how and experience of the Styrian automobile manu-facturer Magna Steyr. For this reason, it has assigned the company the task of developing two models for its new American electric-powered car brand Scout. Featuring a contract volume of € 450 million, this represents the largest single development order ever handled by Magna Stey.
Austria introduces a new company form for startups12. January 2024
Effective 1 January 2024, Austria has introduced the Flexible Company (“Flexible Kapitalgesellschaft" or FlexCo) as a new legal form of corporation specially oriented to the needs of startups. This measure is part of the Startup Package of the Austrian Federal Government designed to promote young compa-nies.