Focus on technology

Access to modern technologies and the courage to change are the basis for progress in all areas of life. To put it another way: standing still means falling behind – or perhaps more elegantly stated: nothing is more constant than change.

Wolfgang Eder Wolfgang Eder

voestalpine is a technology and capital goods company that leads the world in its business segments, drawing strength from its combined expertise in materials and processing and from its view of continuous development as an opportunity. This courage to continuously change is demonstrated in more and more innovative and advanced product and process solutions, which have an equally clear impact on the development of our product portfolio. Today about 70 percent of our turnover is in capital goods like intelligent turnout systems, aircraft and automotive components made from a wide variety of metals, and in special coatings for the latest trends in the household appliance industry – and much more. Together, we are taking the future into our own hands.

Successful companies distinguish themselves by carefully preparing and consistently implementing strategies and business models, while at the same time constantly scrutinizing them and adapting to them to constantly changing future scenarios. Access to technology and the courage to change are the basis for progress in all areas of life.

Wolfgang Eder Wolfgang Eder

Surface coatings: Trendsetting features and designs for household appliances

Hot steam, sharp knives, continuous use – day in and day out, modern household appliances dependably withstand all of the demands placed on them while also showing off their appealing design. We produce coated sheet steels for appliances that accent any home in a brilliant variety of colors. Special layers of vapor-deposited hard coatings ensure their durable surfaces retain their color and shape for many years to come. In the future, in addition to a variety of designs, we will also be making revolutionary features possible that make our daily lives easier.

Additive manufacturing: 3D printing with metals

Print complicated parts out of metal directly from the computer, give them to the assembly line and reduce weight while you’re at it – it sounds like a fantasy. With additive manufacturing, however, this is now becoming reality: In 3D printing using metals, laser beams melt very fine metallic powder into solid components capable of withstanding high levels of stress. A complex component can be created this way, layer by layer. In the process, we make use of our many years of expertise in the production of metal powders and combine this with new technologies.

Aircraft parts: Precisely forged aerospace components

Aircraft parts must be able to withstand stresses that vary from one extreme to the other. High pressure differences, low temperatures, enormous forces at takeoff and landing – over the years, they bear the burdens of all of the ups and downs of flying. To make sure the structural components maintain their dependability in flight, we manufacture them from high-strength metal alloys using state-of-the-art methods. We forge and strengthen these valuable materials on tools weighing several tons and, as a result, make the dream of flying come true for millions of people, each and every day.

Aircraft parts