Roots are regional.
Success is global.

Family-owned through four generations, the Umdasch Group fully appreciates the classic values of corporate sustainability: reliability, trust, responsibility.

With about 8,000 employees and over 170 sales and logistics facilities on 5 continents, the Group has come a long way from its early days in its home town of Amstetten in Austria. A global perspective is essential for international success. So too are orientation toward world markets, flexibility and dynamism, and a willingness to change. All combined they are a tremendous success factor. Successfully combining them all is a huge challenge.

LET’S DOIT: Austria´s most modern tool store opens in Wels

18.03.2019  | umdasch The Store Makers

The newly opened LET'S DOIT Shop in Wels is now Austria's most modern tool store. For the first time, many digital solutions from umdasch will be used in a stationary shop for tools and gardening equipment in addition to competent specialist advice. These solutions expand the product range and offer detailed information about products and services directly at the POS. In addition, customers can subject their product selection to an endurance test in live operation before making a purchase decision. They explore the Omni-channel experiences. Here, we see the most modern specialist tool store combining the advantages of online trading with those of experience shopping at the POS in a meaningful way, thus offers customers real added value.

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The Josef Umdasch Research Prize in search of the Future Workplace:

15.03.2019  | Umdasch Group

The “Call for Ideas” for this year’s Josef Umdasch Research Prize registered 157 submissions from 63 countries. Of these, five finalists qualified for the pitch presentations which were held on Wednesday, March 13, within the framework of the World Summit Awards Congress (WSA) in Portugal.

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A final resting place with symbolic power

11.03.2019  | Doka

ChinPaoSan – Taiwan's cemetery in picturesque atmosphere

Taipei – In the north of Taiwan the ChinPaoSan Necropolis cemetery is being extended by the construction of two impressive buildings - an arrival hall and a pavilion. Along with many urn tombs, in future the cemetery will also feature hotel, auditorium, museums and amphitheatre. The most notable architectural element is the Oceanic Pavilion, which combines pools of water with monumental, half cutaway spherical surfaces.

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Business units

The Umdasch Group is an umbrella organisation with three companies.

Doka develops and produces formwork solutions for cast-in-place concrete construction. The portfolio covers everything from the world's most complex construction projects to classic single-family housing builds. It is a field that calls for specific engineering expertise just as much as innovative technology and decades of experience. 92 % of Group business is non-domestic, so the focus is sharply international.

Umdasch Group Ventures deals with new technologies – particularly in construction. The company engages actively in models for optimization of the construction process in its entirety. By participating in or initiating research and development projects, through supporting technology start-ups and by acquiring companies that specialise in pioneering methods.

Umdasch The Store Makers is a specialist in the field from which it takes its name. Consulting and project management make the company an important partner for trade and commerce – particularly whenever the need arises for innovative concepts combining classic business and digital trade.


The Umdasch Group is the holding for the three operational businesses Doka, Umdasch Group Ventures and umdasch. A lean and powerful organisation is crucial for market competitiveness. The philosophy: Encourage businessmen and businesswomen in the business. That means: short reporting channels, shallow hierarchies, maximised decision-taking competence – and therefore responsibility – for the individual specialist sections.

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Corporate responsibility

Corporate social responsibility has become the established norm in recent years, and sustainability and social responsibility in the Umdasch Group are a matter of course: without sustainability there can be no enterprise. Strong internationalisation and the associated activities in regions and countries with many different cultures gave us grounds to develop a code for a common understanding of the ethics of trading and co-operation.

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The Umdasch Group is one of the most tradition-rich family-owned companies in Austria. Its roots extend all the way back to 1868. Nowadays full use is made of metal and innovative composites, but wood is the material that shaped the character of the company.

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Umdasch Group Foundation

It is our conviction that the world would be a better place if everyone had equal educational opportunities. A well-founded, broad-based education followed up by specialisation in a field that suits the individual's interests and talents lie within our responsibility for society and are the key to our future competitiveness as a company.

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Umdasch Group AG

Josef Umdasch Platz 1
A-3300 Amstetten

Tel.: +43 (0) 7472 - 605 - 0
Fax: +43 (0) 7472 - 605 - 3600

Current job offers and speculative applications

Information and contact data on career opportunities at the Umdasch Group can be found on the websites of the respective companies

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Whistleblower system

Do your part to ensure awareness for responsibility in your business milieu and if occasion arises, make use of our anonymous whistleblower system.

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