Carinthia’s references in the field of clean production are closely linked to microelectronics, electronics, pharmaceutical, food processing and automotive industry.
Microelectronics industry has some leading semiconductor companies such as Infineon Technologies Austria and Lam Research. Electronics industry includes electronic manufacturing service providers and manufacturers of medical- and opto-electronical devices. The biggest companies are CMS Electronics GmbH, Flextronics International GmbH and Wild GmbH. Pharmaceutical industry includes subsidiaries of well-known global corporations such as Richard Bittner AG, Hermes Pharma and Merck. Food processing industry includes important food processing companies such as the Kärntnermilch Dairy and the Tann meat processing subsidiary of the Spar-group. Automotive supplier industry is represented by companies such as Mahle Filtersystems GmbH – a subsidiary of the Mahle Group (an important global Tier-1 supplier) and the above mentioned EMS-providers.
The regional sourcing activities of those industries facilitated the development of regional supply chain networks that are nowadays leading edge in clean production. All those companies mentioned require highly qualified supply chain networks, that are aware of the high cleanliness standards of the industry and who are capable to serve the industry’s needs. This includes producers of cleanroom-equipment and providers of clean room specific services and trainings as well as suppliers of components and parts as integral parts of the manufactured (end-) products.