It was only at the end of December that voestalpine had defined its ambitious goals up to 2020. Important measures are already being undertaken across all four divisions to promote internationalization and acquire new companies. A start has been made by voestalpine’s Special Steel Division (formerly Böhler Uddeholm), currently active at 60 sites in 50 countries, which is continuing to strengthen its international presence by taking over nine companies belonging to the German coating specialist Eifeler, as well as two production and servicing sites belonging to the Rieckermann group in China. With this move the Special Steel Division (including tool steel, high-speed steel, special steels, alloys, and special forged components for the aviation industry, heavy vehicle construction, and the energy sector), with its current staff of 12,400 employees, has laid the foundation for its target of increasing revenue from EUR 3 billion to over EUR 5 billion by 2020. The division is intensively pursuing global growth and is focusing on the promising mobility and energy markets.