voestalpine builds Europe’s most modern wire rolling mill in Leoben
By 2016, voestalpine Austria Draht will have completed construction of Europe’s most modern wire rolling mill at its Leoben-Donawitz site. The mill will then produce around 550,000 tons of high quality wire rods each year for the automotive and energy sector. The nine-figure investment will secure the long-term future of the Donawitz site, headquarters of the voestalpine Group’s extremely successful Metal Engineering Division. Over the past five years, the Group has already invested more than a billion euros in its eight sites in Styria. During the last business year, around 8,000 employees in the Metal Engineering and Special Steel Divisions in Styria generated revenue of EUR 3.3 billion. 800 new jobs were created and 360 apprentices trained in the region in 2012.