Press Releases

  • 15 December 2011

    voestalpine is re-streamlining the Group’s structure; changes in the Management Board

    At today’s meeting of the voestalpine AG Supervisory Board, the unanimous vote ushered in a changing of the guard on the Management Board and set the course for a more efficient Group structure. The Automotive and Profilform divisions, which had been managed separately, will be merged to form a single division. This step is accompanied by a change in the Management Board that was preceded by a lengthy period of preparation. Herbert Eibensteiner will take over as head of the new division, succeeding Wolfgang Spreitzer (head of the Profilform Division) and Franz Hirschmanner (head of the Automotive Division).

  • 24 November 2011

    voestalpine broadens measures to safeguard liquidity

    The voestalpine Group is responding quickly to the changing market situation. A syndicated loan of EUR 800 million in two tranches has been agreed in order to safeguard medium and long-term financing.

  • 17 November 2011

    voestalpine significantly increases revenue and operating result for the first half of the business year

    Compared to the first half of the previous year, the voestalpine Group achieved significant increases during the first six months of the current business year, both in revenue and in all reporting categories. Revenue rose by 15.1% from EUR 5,191.8 million in the previous year to EUR 5,977.7 million.

  • 10 November 2011

    Streaming of the press conference on the results of the first half year 2011/12

    This year you have again the possibility to watch the press conference on the results of the first half year 2011/12 live via internet.

  • 8 November 2011

    Peter Felsbach is the new press spokesman for voestalpine AG

    In November, Peter Felsbach (34) took over the role of Group press spokesman for voestalpine AG. He is now the Group's central contact for national and international media for communications related to the voestalpine Group.

  • 4 November 2011

    voestalpine skygate: a cooperation between voestalpine and the Austrian Ski Association

    On November 4, 2011, voestalpine and the ÖSV presented their very special cooperation for the first time. In honor of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2013 in Schladming, an extraordinary construction was erected in the finish arena of the Planai stadium. voestalpine skygate is the name of this architecturally outstanding symbol – an arch that the athletes have to pass under before they cross over the finish line.

  • 17 October 2011

    voestalpine wins two “Steel”-Awards

    At the farewell dinner to close the 45th annual steel industry conference in Paris, the World Steel Association (worldsteel) hosted its second Steel Awards ceremony. The trophies, known as Steelies, were awarded in seven categories.

  • 1 September 2011

    The structural parts group of the Automotive Division is united within voestalpine Stamptec

    In September 2011 the group members voestalpine Gutbrod, voestalpine Hügel, voestalpine Dancke, voestalpine Vollmer, Amstutz Levin & Cie and voestalpine Automotive Romania are united into one company, under the name voestalpine Stamptec. Thanks to this strong coalition of companies, individual location advantages can be bundled even better and "voestalpine Stamptec" will be positioned as a powerful brand name.

  • 18 August 2011

    voestalpine reports significant increase in revenue and operating result in the first quarter of 2011/12

    In the first quarter of 2011/12, the continuing positive economic trend resulted in a further boost in sales and a substantial increase in the operating result compared to the same period in the previous year.

  • 15 July 2011

    Notice pursuant to § 93 (2) Austrian Stock Exchange Act

    Pursuant to § 93 (2) of the Austrian Stock Exchange Act, voestalpine AG hereby gives notice that at 8 July 2011 Macquarie Bank Limited, UK, acquired future contracts regarding shares of voestalpine AG that represent voting rights in the amount of 6,83% of the share capital of voestalpine AG.

  • 12 July 2011

    Hannes Sigmund receives EMAS award as Best Environmental Manager of 2011

    The director of Strategic Environmental Management at voestalpine, Hannes Sigmund, was honored at this year’s EMAS Conference as the Best Environmental Manager of 2011.

  • 6 July 2011

    Annual General Meeting of voestalpine AG approves dividend of EUR 0.80 per share

    At the 19th Annual General Meeting of voestalpine AG today, July 6, 2011, a dividend of EUR 0.80 per dividend-bearing share was approved, which will be paid out starting July 18. The shareholders thus supported the recommendation of the Management Board and the Supervisory Board.

  • 4 July 2011

    voestalpine supports Caritas Japan project

    In mid April, soon after the severe earthquakes and devastating Tsunami, the Management Board of voestalpine AG decided to support the people of Japan with a major donation. A project was sought that would offer lasting support apart from regional news coverage. A project that would extend beyond current crisis management efforts and would provide long-term assistance.

  • 1 July 2011

    voestalpine is the leniency applicant in the German rail cartel

    The company has been in close contact with the German Federal Cartel Office as well as with the Public Prosecution Office in Bochum for several months and is working to fully and swiftly resolve the case. Due to the leniency application voestalpine has been restricted in publicising this information until now. As of today, the group expects to be exempted from any fines.

  • 27 June 2011

    voestalpine expands its portfolio in railway systems technology

    The listed voestalpine Group is continuing to enhance its competence in railway systems technology. Both the know-how and the fixed assets of the research department of Baas B.V. in the Netherlands, Baas R&D, have been acquired in their entirety and will be integrated into the turnout technology segment of voestalpine’s Railway Systems Division.

  • 31 May 2011

    In the wake of financial crisis - voestalpine achieves second-highest sales figures in history

    Annual Report 2010/11: annual profit triples to around €600 m

  • 26 May 2011

    Prix Ars Electronica 2011 – ...and the Golden Nicas go to...

    This year saw 3,611 projects from 74 countries competing in the Prix Ars Electronica international cyberarts competition, now in its twenty-fifth year. The press conference at which the winners were announced was held on May 26th 2011 at the voestalpine Stahlwelt center in Linz, Austria; the awards ceremony will be held on September 2nd 2011.

  • 11 May 2011

    Investigations of the German Federal Cartel Office

    voestalpine AG hereby informs that on May 11th the (German) Federal Cartel Office conducted an inspection at the office of voestalpine Klöckner Bahntechnik GmbH in Duisburg, which is active inter alia in the trading of rails for the Division Railway Systems in Germany.

  • 29 April 2011

    voestalpine erhält Großauftrag von Siemens Wind Power

    voestalpine Anarbeitung GmbH – eine Gesellschaft der börsenotierten voestalpine AG – erhält den Zuschlag zur Lieferung von rund 20.000 Tonnen Grobblechzuschnitten von Siemens Wind Power für das Offshore-Windturmprojekt „London Array“ (UK). Das Umsatzvolumen des im April unterzeichneten Kontrakts liegt in zweistelliger Millionenhöhe, die Auftragslaufzeit beträgt ein Jahr.

  • 29 March 2011

    voestalpine increases research budget to a record high

    voestalpine Group is spending more money than ever on the continued expansion of its research and technology development. According to the budget that was approved yesterday, Thursday, by the Supervisory Board of voestalpine AG for the business year 2011/12, which begins on April 1, R&D funds will increase from EUR 111 million by another 10% to an new high of more than EUR 120 million. This increase is based on higher budget volumes in all five divisions of the Group, with the Special Steel Division showing the most substantial growth at about 25%.

  • 18 February 2011

    voestalpine continues upward trend in the third quarter of 2010/11 - EBIT forecast for the 10/11 business year increased to 850 m EUR

    Against the general market trend, whereby the economic recovery showed the first signs of stagnation for steel products during the final quarter of last year, voestalpine not only achieved very significant increases in turnover and results during the first nine months of the 2010/11 business year, but also outperformed the figures of the directly preceding quarter during the 3rd quarter of 2010/11, for the sixth time in a row.