Welding the team tightly together

“Meet regularly and often” could be the motto for employee engagement at one Austrian company.



Based in Kienberg, Austria, Worthington Cylinders is a leading global manufacturer of pressure vessels. The seamless steel cylinders of Kienberg are known for their unique quality in more than 70 countries around the world.

As a result of their light weight and unmatched safety, our steel cylinders continue to set worldwide standards, and have revolutionised the market. More than 11 million cylinders delivered from the Kienberg location speak for themselves. Beyond this, we pride ourselves on our achievements in employee engagement, which have resulted in several awards, including Great Place To Work Austria for four years running, as well as such awards as Great Place to Work Europe and Austria’s Leading Company (both twice).

We use many creative communication channels and programmes in order to keep the workforce up to date. In fact, all employees have access to nearly the same information as the leadership team. Here are a few examples of the programmes that we currently use:

Franz Puchegger

Educated at the University of Economy in Vienna, Franz Puchegger began his career in 1998 at Stora Enso Timber as a human resources manager. He then moved to Worthington Cylinders GMbH in 2005, where he is now director of human resources and information technology.