Typical of most old market towns, the manual workers only produced goods for the town’s inhabitants and the region around. A long time ago the extraction of stone gained importance in Perg. The mill stone industry in particular stretching back to the Middle Ages made the market town flourish.  Moreover the granite quarries in Perg and kaolin mining in Weinzierl were of great economical importance for Perg.



Mill Stones

The millstone production, the earliest records of which go back as early as 1391, gained more and more importance. Perg’s quarry workers supplied the whole Austro-Hungarian monarchy and even the neighbouring countries with millstones. As new grinding techniques were developed at the end of the 19th century, the millstones, produced from natural stones, lost their importance.

Granite Quarries

The granite deposits in Perg and the surrounding area gained importance during the economic development of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Building the coppled streets of the capitals Vienna, Pressburg and Budapest required immense amounts of cobblestones, which were shipped downstream the Danube.

Present-day Industry

Nowadays the stone quarries are of secondary importance. But meanwhile several companies have been set up in Perg. The headquarters of the HABAU Group, one of Austria’s biggest structural and civil engineering companies, are situated in Perg. The SYNTHESA Group develops and produces precious paints, lacquer and varnishes. CARATECT is in insulating materials, whereas GLS builds water pipe, sewer, cable and traffic networks.