OUR HISTORY

From the first new ships in 1840 to a full-range supplier of ships, machinery and more.

We look back with pleasure on our company history. Since its foundation in 1840 by Ignaz Mayer, more than 1,500 new ship constructions, thousands of ship repairs and conversions have been carried out.

Starting with a simple Danube cargo crane, which at that time already exceeded all known standards, the ships became more and more extensive, complex and modern.

In the meantime, the most modern passenger ships and emergency boats are built in our shipyard.

oeswag general aerial view entrance
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ÖSWAG in figures

Years on the market
Factory building
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Total size
Employees
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oeswag assembly railroad construction machinery

We also look with pride at the development in mechanical engineering. In 1992, the mechanical engineering department was renamed as an independent sister company . As early as the 1960s, we began to outsource free capacities in mechanical engineering to external companies through contract manufacturing.

Already in the 70s, the responsible persons knew that one must not stand still in the development, therefore already at that time investments were made in large boring and milling machines as well as large lathes. 1978 was the start of CNC machining at ÖSWAG.

After the division into a separate limited liability company, mechanical engineering concentrated on production in the mechanical workshop as well as the machine fitter 's shop for a wide variety of mechanical engineering components. In vehicle construction, the expansion of production including assembly for the railroad construction industry was pushed. This resulted in a close relationship, which still exists today.

ÖSWAG founder Ignaz Mayer
1840
Foundation of the Linz shipyard by Ignaz Mayer
1840
November 12, 1840
Maiden voyage of the first Ship
1. Cargo-Shipe made of steel
November 12, 1840
A 1000t barge is the thousandth vessel manufactured
1952
A 1000t barge is the thousandth vessel manufactured
1952
New construction and commissioning of the new shipbuilding hall
1972
New construction and commissioning of the new shipbuilding hall
Now 2 large ships could be built at the same time regardless of the weather
1972
1992
Division of the departments into independent GmbH
ÖSWAG Werft Linz GmbH & ÖSWAG Maschinenbau GmbH
1992
31.12.1993
Werft Korneuburg was closed and attention was focused on the Linz site.
31.12.1993
2004
Takeover by the current management
2004
2021
Purchase of new machines
"Portal milling machine Unisign, turning-milling Reiden machining center, AXA universal machining center, and a cup grinding machine."
2021
2023
Completion of the hall extension, including new paint shop and sandblasting cabin
2023

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