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Economy, research, history

Steyr has helped shape industrial history. Through Josef Werndl and the Steyr Daimler Puch Werke, which developed from iron processing into an industrial group. Research and innovation was always a driving force behind the successes and ensured survival in times of crisis.


Today, the successors of the Steyr plants are alive and well in world market leaders such as MAN, ZF, Steyr Motors, Magna Steyr, SKF, NKE, BMW and CNH. In addition to these leading companies, there are a large number of innovative suppliers. New industrial and economic sectors have also settled in this dynamic biotope and have been able to succeed.

Although the industrial and economic power is noticeable, other elements dominate the townscape. An intact old town with a cosy flair, crossed by the rivers Steyr and Enns, form exciting contrasts.



In the economy, innovation is the driving force that ensures the survival of every company and makes growth possible. In Steyr, technicians in the development departments of large companies set the course for the future. Supported by non-university research institutions and the campus of the Steyr University of Applied Sciences with its focus on management.

The innovative power of Steyr's businesses goes much further and is promoted by institutions such as the Technology Centre, the Chamber of Commerce and numerous initiatives. This potential is available to every visitor because one trait of the people of Steyr is openness. Business Class Steyr is the gateway to the business scene.



Steyr is a school town and represents the entire value creation of the education chain. General and vocational secondary schools with specialisations in the Steyr strengths of business, technology, health and tourism merge into degree programmes at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences and enable specialised and interdisciplinary training.

Thanks to the international networking of Steyr's companies, the education and training on offer is internationally oriented and generates intercultural competence that can be felt.



The health sector is represented by the Steyr Provincial Hospital with special focal points and international visibility in the conference sector. In addition, the FH degree programmes for physiotherapy and for health process management are leading in Austria. Companies from the health sector and the market leader in the field of software for hospitals, Systema human information systems, form interesting combination possibilities.

Occupational health has become a value of our society. In an increasingly fast-paced time with higher stress levels, trends are emerging that seek a balance between stress and regeneration. Steyr, with all the dynamics of industry and economy, the successes and crises of the past and the incomparable quality of life, represents this balance.