Special Steel Division
The division manufactures steel long products, narrow strip, forgings and special steel forgings. The Special Steel Division is global market leader in tool steel, special alloys for the oil and gas exploration and materials for blades for gas and steam turbines. With highspeed steel and valve steel, the group is the world's No. 2. With structural parts and engine pulleys for the aviation Böhler-Uddeholm is a leading provider.
Main customer group is the tool construction industry that mainly supplies the automotive industry and the consumer goods industry. The second main pillar is energy technology - from exploration to components for gas and steam turbines. Furthermore, the Special Steel Division is a global supplier for the aviation industry.
Key figures of the Special Steel Division
(in millions of euros; as of business year 2011/12)
|EBITDA margin||14.6 %|
|EBIT margin||9.3 %|
Brands of the Special Steel Division
The Special Steel Division was established through the acquisition of leading special steel companies. Each of the affiliated companies is incorporated as a subsidiary of voestalpine Edelstahl GmbH and is managed locally and independently. This is reflected outward by strong brands: