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Sparkling wine maker Schlumberger wants to move production from Vienna to Bad Vöslau.
The companies staff in Bad Voslau will be increased from 5 to 35 employees as a result. But not everybody has agreed on the plans of the sparkling wine manufacturer.
Currently the products of Schlumberger is being shared between a couple of different facilities, says company spokesman Wolfgang Spiller.
At the moment only a part of the production is sited in Bad Voslau, for example the fermentation of the sparkling wine. For the other steps of the production the semi-finished product is currently being moved to Vienna and then sent onto the retail market.
In the next three years this is going to change, says Spiller. The fermented sparkling wine will be transported directly from Bad Voslau to Aachau. To realise these plans Schlumberger will need an additional 30,00 square meters of working space.
But neighbours in Bad Voslau are protesting against the move. Locals say that the project is too large for the area and does not fit in with the local planning concept for examüple with the noise the increased traffic would generate in the middle of a residential area.
Schlumberger meanwhile are pushing ahead with the plans and are meeting locals to try and calm their fears. The former site in the Viennese Heiligenstädter Strasse wil remain in use, as an administration office.
A possible sale of the property is not an issue. The building in Viena is also needed because Schlumberger absorbed their competitor Hochriegel in 2009 and this remains located there.
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