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Austria – ideal location for regional headquarters

Central location, lucrative market and stable conditions: More than 1,000 international companies use the perfect strategic location in the heart of Europe for their regional headquarters.

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A safe haven
for global business 

Major names such as Boehringer Ingelheim, Henkel, Takeda or the BMW Group speak for themselves: Austria continues to be attractive as a location for international company headquarters and is maintaining its position as a hub and ideal starting basis for subsidiaries in Eastern and Western European countries, the US and Asia. 

Austria – and Vienna in particular – is a top choice for international headquarters, irrespective of whether regional or divisional. More than 1,000 international companies use the perfect strategic location in the heart of Europe in order to push their CEE activities. Particularly German companies choose the neighbouring country in the south as the registered office for international headquarters. The range of sectors of the headquarters is diverse; a large number are production headquarters, wholesale and retail headquarters. Numerous international company headquarters carry out research and development in Austria; they include Boehringer Ingelheim, Takeda and Siemens.

But it is not only the location in the heart of Europe that makes Austria so popular. A growing economy, stable conditions, business-friendly laws, a solid infrastructure, a superb quality of life – all this makes the country a top location.

in 7
countries on average re subsidiaries of Austrian headquarters
40 %
of all headquarters are located in the federal capital of Vienna
headquarters of foreign parent companies are located in Austria

Top reasons: That is why Austria
is the first choice for your headquarters

  1. 01

    Austria is a bridge between East and West. International companies have direct access to more than 100 million consumers in the entire German-speaking region and also benefit from outstanding access to the CEE and SEE markets.

  2. 02

    Austria is the fourth-richest country in the EU [s1] with a market volume of more than 50 million people in a radius of only 400 kilometres.

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  3. 03

    In Austria, entrepreneurs benefit from personal, economic and political security coupled with legal certainty.

  4. 04

    Vienna is the second-largest German-speaking city and is growing rapidly

  1. 05

    Austria is the hub in air and forwarding traffic

  2. 06

    Group taxation and a dense network of double taxation agreements

  3. 07

    for housing, culture, health, education and much more

Success Stories


TTTech Auto has become a successful global player in the field of “highly automated driving” within a period of only four years. In the meantime, it already employs more than half of all the employees working in the TTTech Group. Thanks to its core product MotionWise, TTTech Auto has developed a tried and tested software vehicle platform in series production which has now been installed in close to two million vehicles.  

The full Success Story is available here.

Vienna is really located in the centre of the world and is very well-known as a cultural metropolis, but also because it has quite a lot to offer technology and innovation companies.

Mag. Georg Kopetz Mitgründer, CEO und Mitglied des Vorstands

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The ABA makes it easy

Would you like to move your headquarters to Austria or set it up for the first time? We will be pleased to assist you with our expertise in an unbureaucratic manner. And do so entirely free of charge.

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