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Metro Cash & Carry Austria
Company History

In 1964 the first METRO Store was inaugurated in Germany. The new concept of a self service wholesale store was invented by Prof. Dr. Otto Beisheim and is known as the METRO-Cash & Carry-Formula.

This distribution system is so successful, that today METRO is indisputable leading in the Cash & Carry business throughout Europe and worldwide.

We are proud to say that the first step towards becoming an international group was a result of the establishment of METRO Cash & Carry in Austria. In 1971 METRO opened its gates in Vienna-Vösendorf, which was not only the first Metro store in Austria, but also the first METRO store outside Germany. Today METRO Cash & Carry Österreich GmbH operates 12 wholesale stores. The country headquarters and board of directors are situated in Vienna-Vösendorf:

METRO Cash & Carry Österreich GmbH
Metro-Platz 1
2331 Vösendorf
Tel.: +43 (1) 690 80
Fax: +43 (1) 699 26 60

Figures, Dates, Facts
METRO is indisputable leading in the Cash & Carry business in Austria,
  • with 12 stores and a total sales area of more than 139,000 squaremeter
  • with an assortment of more than 48,000 articles
  • with 2,300 members of staff
  • and more than 520,000 loyal customers, to whom we owe our success in the first place.