Elin 1220 vienna

Hello to all;
if you turn left from Erzherzog-Karlstrasse between Waagner-Biro and Hornbach, you can see the old factory chimneys on the left behind and partly on the Hornbach company premises, followed by the Elin company.
I have a question, one of the buildings in the second world war had a use or. I have read on a page that the chimneys and the buildings are under monument protection.:thanks

PS: from Waagner Biro I found however something in secret projects.at,from vis a vis unfortunately not.

. as always no time .

About the area I can say nothing, because no idea.

But Elin was one of THE manufacturers for large magnets, transformers etc., which were very rare in WWII. Therefore, the operation was certainly war important.


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There is a picture, which I can not post for legal reasons.



Hello to all;
if you turn left from Erzherzog-Karlstrasse between Waagner- Biro, and Hornbach, you can see on the left behind and partly on the Hornbach company premises old factory chimneys – adjoining the company Elin.
In addition I would have a question, had one of the buildings in the second world war a use .
LG Harry

PS: from Waagner Biro, however, I found something in secret projects.at,from vis a vis unfortunately not.

Yes, the Elin factory is lt. Map "Distribution of plants in the armament industry of the 2nd world war". WK" (Vienna city and. Landesarchiv) as Ru company, 1.001 – 5.000 employees, electrical engineering division, characterized by!

Unfortunately I can’t find any information about the production program, but due to the size of the halls it must have been responsible for large components.

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Thank you for the answers,I will visit the factory after the holidays to find out more,but it may take some time.
As I said: it costs nothing to ask.
As soon as I know what, I will put it in here, lay respectively.is also strategically important because right next to it is the Stadlau station, rails would also have to go to the plant.



Elin plant, Vienna Stadlau

There was also a siding!

See map section with the former Elin and Waagner Biro plants Stadlau

Source: Freytag&Berndt; Book plan Vienna 79/80; ISBN -85084-001-8

Furthermore, the map section to the armament site with the following symbols:

Division: Green => Electrical engineering
Workforce: => Circle size 1.001 – 5.000 employees

Waagner Biro:
Division: Blue => Machines
Violet => Iron, metal processing
Staff: => Circle size 2x 501 – 1 each.000 employees

Source: Vienna city and. Landesarchiv, map "Distribution of production sites in the armaments industry of the 2nd half of the 20th century". WK"; Vienna 1994



This was AEG-Union until 1959, then ELIN-Union.

Produced electric locomotives.

Where the blue dot is on the map, there was a wagon turntable.

At the green dots should have been once a transfer table.




This was AEG-Union until 1959, then ELIN-Union.

Electric locomotives were produced.
Where the blue dot is on the map was a wagon turntable.
At the green dots should once have been a transfer table.

Thanks @herb for the info! Unfortunately there are no company names on the Ru location map.

On a 40 years old map there is also an AEG factory in Brunner-Strabe, at the bend of the NW-Bahn after the exit Bf Flridsdorf.



Elin plant, Vienna Stadlau, formerly AEG

Found something about the merger of AEG (old) and Elin in 1959. Was a repartition of the electrical industry in eastern Austria as an "aftermath" the Soviet occupation and administration of the plants in the "USIA concern".

The merger with AEG-UNION
As already mentioned in chapter 10, the return of the USIA plants soon revealed the structural weaknesses and the susceptibility to crises of the nationalized electrical complex. At that time, Siemens-Schuckert Werke got back its two plants in Leopoldau and Engerthstrabe, AEG-Union the Stadlau plant and Elin the Mollersdorf foundry, an electrode plant in Liesing and the old glass rectifier factory in Inzersdorf. The number of employees thus rose suddenly by 5,000 to a total of 18,700. Elin managed to include the new employees well, while the rest of the nationalized electrical industry threatened to sink more and more into the red. After the spring elections in 1959, the IBV was liquidated, and as a last act before its dissolution, under time pressure, it decided to merge AEG- Union, which had become distressed in the meantime, with Elin (Kohlruss, Konzentration, 95).
On 23. June 1959 the AEG-Union by the sale of their assets as a whole, excluding liquidation merged with Elin Aktiengesellschaft fur elektrische Industrie in return for the granting of shares, which was to bear the company name "ELIN-UNION Aktiengesellschaft fur elektrische Industrie" in the future. Elin thus undertook to provide the Republic of Austria, as the sole shareholder of AEG-Union, which had a share capital of 35 million Austrian schillings, with shares with a total nominal value of 33.600.000 shillings with profit entitlement for the year 1959 to grant. It thus increased its capital stock from 166.400.000 shillings to 200 million shillings. The assets of AEG-Union were transferred internally on the basis of the balance sheet as of December 31, 2006. December 1958 with effect from 1. January 1959 (merger agreement, 40f.). Elin as the absorbing company changed its company name to "ELIN-UNION Aktiengesellschaft fur elektrische Industrie".

Since the IBV was under the aforementioned time pressure, it did not have too much time to prepare for this merger, which was nevertheless of considerable magnitude. The merger of 5700 Elin employees and 3500 AEG employees was therefore largely left to the art of improvisation. However, it should be noted that some of the issues were resolved to the satisfaction of the parties concerned. However, it was not possible to find a suitable mode with AEG-Frankfurt as far as the agency relationship exercised by AEG-Union was concerned, especially with regard to the important household appliance business. On the contrary, most of the personnel employed in the household appliance business quit overnight and moved to the newly founded AEG-Austria, which in the following years became the largest trading house of electrical household appliances in Austria (Kohlruss, Konzentration, 97). The lack of preparation for the merger had a particularly negative effect on investment activity, i.e. on the solution of financing problems. The financial burdens of the reorganization had to be borne by Elin AG alone (Report to the Industrial Management Company, 5).

Shareholdings and interrelationships
At the time of the merger, the new large company now had the following factories and operations;

the machine and transformer factory in Weiz,
the Stadlau factory in Vienna 22,
the apparatus factory in Vienna Penzing,
the factory for switchboards, apparatus and electromedical devices in Vienna-Ottakring,
the factory for rectifiers and apparatuses in Nubdorf in Vienna,
the foundry in Mollersdorf in Lower Austria,
the foundry in Vienna-Floridsdorf,
the factory for household appliances in Haus im Ennstal in Styria.

The following companies belonged to the Elin-Union group:

the Kabel- und Drahtwerke AG in Vienna-Meidling,
the Allgemeine Gluhlampenfabrik in Vienna with a factory in Gmunden in Upper Austria.
All other plants of the Elin or AEG-Union companies or smaller group companies mentioned earlier had been sold prior to the merger

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