Tabakfabrik Linz Entwicklungs- und Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (translates roughly as “Linz Tobacco Factory Development and Operations, Ltd.”, abbreviated “TFL”) was founded in 2009. TFL is owned by the real estate companies Immobilien Linz GmbH & Co KG (translates roughly as “Linz Real Estate, limited commercial company with a private ltd.”; approx. 98.5%) and Immobilien Linz GmbH (translates roughly as “Linz Real Estate, Ltd.”; approx. 0.8%). The City of Linz owns the remaining approx. 0.7%. Both the real estate companies Immobilien Linz GmbH & Co KG and Immobilien Linz GmbH are 100-percent owned by the City of Linz.
The organisation is structured into four internal divisions. The Board is made up of two directorates, the Commercial Directorate and the Directorate of Development, Design & Artist Issues. Each department answers directly to one of the two directorates. At present, Tabakfabrik Linz employs a staff of 21, including apprentices and people sponsored by the Jobimpuls integrative employment service.
Various City of Linz committees are responsible for the structural investments within Tabakfabrik Linz, and make budget decisions in a multistage process. Project proposals made by the development team are discussed within the Tabakfabrik supervisory board and the Immobilien Linz GmbH supervisory board; the City of Linz building management department of Linz is then responsible for the planning and technical drafting, before the Linz City Council makes the decision on the project.
The Supervisory Board of Tabakfabrik Linz is made up of the following people:
- Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender MMag. Bürgermeister Klaus Luger
- Univ. Prof. Dr. Robert Bauer
- Mag. Manfred Eder
- Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis
- Stadtrat Markus Hein
- Prof. Klaus Pruenster
- GR Michael Rosenmayr
- GR Mag. Bernhard Seeber
- Prof. DI Wolfgang Steinlechner
- Betriebsratsvorsitzender Peter Otto
Tabakfabrik Linz seeks to practise a culture of enablement, as taught by the Epicurean philosophers. Creative individuals need an environment that can respond flexibly to new requirements, which is why the team at TFL reacts to any new challenges with versatility, and solves such challenges collectively. The team at Tabakfabrik Linz practises the very visions, objectives and principles it pursues. Being authentic and practising what we preach is the only way to satisfy the high demands in the long term, and the only way for Tabakfabrik to grow in prominence and inspirational influence.
City of Linz Group
Tabakfabrik Linz Entwicklungs- und Betriebsgesellschaft and its many affiliates including Linz AG and GWG are operated and owned by the City of Linz. The group is the largest service provider in the city area and the largest corporate network in public ownership in Linz. Its approximately 9,000 employees keep the city running. They ensure that there is light when we turn on the switch, and care for our children, hospital patients and senior citizens. They put out fires, keep the city clean, organize cultural events and plan the Linz of tomorrow. Their hard work guarantees our public services and quality of life.
As the city’s second-largest investor after Voestalpine, the City of Linz Group drives the city economy, secures jobs and provides a high standard of infrastructure and quality of life. By outsourcing key areas to subsidiary companies, the City has created optimal conditions to be able to flexibly manage its various ongoing tasks and projects. The City of Linz Group ensures that Linz remains highly liveable.
For more information on the City of Linz Group, please visit the City of Linz website.