Vorarlberg – our home

Blum's roots lie in Vorarlberg: eight of our plants are located in Austria's westernmost federal state, including the Head Office in Hoechst. We feel a strong attachment to the region. Blum is currently one of the most important employers on Lake Constance, with a workforce of more than 6500 employees. 

View of Lake Constance, Bregenz and the Alps

Our production sites

Working and living in Vorarlberg

A shopping trip to Bregenz in the morning, off to the ski slopes in the afternoon: Vorarlberg offers a high quality of life and the perfect combination of urban lifestyle and the delights of nature. In this region numerous highlights await fans of the outdoors, shopping aficionados, foodies and anyone interested in art and culture. 

A refuge, lots of snow and the mountains
A lake shimmers blue and green, surrounded by verdant trees and plants
Blue sky, green trees and a lake with a ship crossing it
Blue sky and Feldkirch townscape
Sunset with blue sky above and green mountains below
View of a town with a crowd of people and buildings
Blue sky, mountains covered with snow and a snowboarder doing a somersault

Magical winter landscapes await in the Alps.

Did you know?

In Austria, and naturally at Blum too, employees get a 13th and 14th month salary.
Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany are accessible in a matter of minutes.
Vorarlberg is a popular holiday destination, boasting 4.6 million overnight stays in 2021.
The region is also particularly attractive to people wishing to start a family thanks to the great quality of life.
Vorarlberg offers lots of options for enjoying the outdoors, such as hiking, skiing, swimming and paragliding.

How we help you change jobs

Working with others is a key principle at Blum. If you're planning to relocate for your job at Blum, we'd be happy to help you organise a work permit – and also help with the process involved in moving house and settling in at Blum and Vorarlberg. We'll provide you with a buddy before you even start work at the company; someone who already has experience with your situation. We'll also put you in touch with other people who've moved here and locals working at Blum. We're on the board of the Expat Service, you and your family are welcome to attend special events for newcomers to the area, where you can make friends.

Want to find out more about working and living in Vorarlberg?

A young woman with dark hair in a light-coloured blazer is smiling at the camera

In the video some of our expats explain how they experienced the start to their new career as well as the country and its people. Click on it to find out more.

We haven't whetted your appetite yet?

Recipe for Käsknöpfle pasta served in a wooden milk pan

We've got an ace up our sleeve: our traditional Käsknöpfle – a culinary delight you shouldn't miss under any circumstances!


Do you have questions about working over the border or settling in Vorarlberg? We'd be pleased to help.

Elia Krobath


Julius Blum GmbH
Industriestraße 1, 6973 Höchst

Philipp Horneber

Staff living over the border in Germany

Julius Blum GmbH
Industriestraße 1, 6973 Höchst

Kim Kügler von Blum

Kim Kügler

International onboarding

Julius Blum GmbH
Industriestraße 1, 6973 Höchst