Herbert Liaunig, 1945 – September 29, 2023
In 1991, Herbert Liaunig and his then AURICON Beteiligungs AG acquired the majority of Binder+Co AG shares from the VOEST ALPINE Group. In addition to many years as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Binder+Co AG, Herbert Liaunig was also briefly active on the company's Management Board in 1997/1998, before returning to the role of Supervisory Board member respectively Chairman of the Supervisory Board until 2013. With the founding of Liaunig Industrieholding AG in 2012, he reorganised his group of companies in order to hand over the management to his son, Alexander Liaunig, in the following years.
As a collector of contemporary art, Herbert Liaunig was also widely known outside of his entrepreneurial activities. His private museum in Neuhaus (Carinthia), which opened in 2008, is impressive not only because of its extensive collection, but also because of its architecture. The great importance of architecture and art in the life of Herbert Liaunig is also reflected in Binder+Co: all the art objects presented at Binder+Co in the form of sculptures or paintings are on loan from the Liaunig Museum.
The Liaunig family's bond with Binder+Co AG, which goes back more than 30 years, has ensured stability even in difficult times for the company. A few months ago, Liaunig Industrieholding increased its share package to just under 48% of the shares, thereby also sending a strong signal of solidarity for the future.
Our sincere condolences go to Mr. Liaunig’s family.
The Management Board and staff of Binder+Co AG