voestalpine AG - Press Releases http://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/rss en en voestalpine voestalpine’s profit before and after tax for the third quarter of 2017/18 already bests its results for all of 2016/17 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:02:00 GMT 2018-02-08T07:02:00Z http://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2018-02-08-voestalpines-profit-before-and-after-tax-for-the-third-quarter-of-2017-18-already-bests-its-results-for-all-of-2016-17/ The voestalpine Group’s performance in the first three quarters of the 2017/18 business year regarding both revenue and earnings is second to none against the backdrop of the strongest economic upturn in ten years.

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voestalpine Winter Games: employees from over 40 nations competing in Spielberg Mon, 29 Jan 2018 08:01:215 GMT 2018-01-29T08:01:215Z http://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2018-29-01-voestalpine-winter-games-employees-from-over-40-nations-competing-in-spielberg/ Exactly two weeks before the start of the Olympic Winter Games 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the voestalpine Winter Games were celebrated for the first time at the Red Bull Ring over the weekend: 120 employees from over 40 countries and 90 Group companies met on January 26 and 27 to compete against one another in five winter sport disciplines. The focus of the event was on employee networking right across the Group. More than 50,000 people work for voestalpine around the world, with the employee participation plan making them the Group’s second-largest shareholder.

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voestalpine and its partners get the green light to build the world’s largest industrial hydrogen pilot plant in Linz Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:01:627 GMT 2018-01-16T08:01:627Z http://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2018-01-16-voestalpine-and-its-partners-get-the-green-light-to-build-the-worlds-largest-industrial-hydrogen-pilot-plant-in-linz/ voestalpine has long been regarded as an environmental and efficiency benchmark in its industry, as well as a driver of innovation. Now the technology and capital goods group can complete another step towards realizing the H2FUTURE research project funded by the EU: the government of Upper Austria as the responsible EIA authority has recently authorized construction of the world’s largest pilot plant of its type for CO2-free production of hydrogen at the site in Linz. Together with five project partners, voestalpine is laying the foundations for further pioneering research into de-carbonizing the steel manufacturing process.

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voestalpine: Böhler companies with new name and visual appearance Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:01:576 GMT 2018-01-15T08:01:576Z http://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2018-01-15-voestalpine-boehler-companies-with-new-name-and-visual-appearance/ The Styrian production companies in the High Performance Metals Division of the voestalpine Group—up to now BÖHLER Edelstahl GmbH & Co KG, BÖHLER Schmiedetechnik GmbH & Co KG (both in Kapfenberg), and BÖHLER Bleche GmbH & Co KG (in Mürzzuschlag)—are to include the word “voestalpine” in their company names with immediate effect. Over the coming months their visual appearance will also be adapted to conform to the voestalpine brand image. This change stresses the Böhler companies’ position as part of the voestalpine Group, of which they have been a member for the past ten years, at the same time underlining their consistent focus on advanced technology and quality.

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voestalpine posts highest revenue and earnings since “Lehman” for the year’s first half Wed, 08 Nov 2017 06:11:00 GMT 2017-11-08T06:11:00Z http://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2017-11-08-voestalpine-erzielt-bestes-halbjahresergebnis-seit-lehman/ Having already returned to a level of earnings in the first quarter of the current business year that was last seen before the onset of the 2008 financial and economic crisis, the technology and capital goods Group succeeded in further exploiting the continued positive economic momentum. Compared with the same period the previous year, it closed the first half of the business year 2017/18 (April 1 to September 30, 2017) with a significant increase in both revenue and earnings.

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voestalpine invests EUR 16 million in expanding the world’s largest site for automotive blanks in Linz Mon, 30 Oct 2017 09:10:24 GMT 2017-10-30T09:10:24Z http://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2017-10-30-voestalpine-invests-eur-16-million-in-expanding-the-worlds-largest-site-for-automotive-blanks-in-linz/ Technology and capital goods group voestalpine continues to expand around the world in the automotive sector. The Group is not only enhancing its presence in the NAFTA region recently, but it is also investing again: some EUR 16 million are intended for further expansion of what is already the world’s largest production site for laser-welded blanks in Linz. Rapidly growing demand for innovative lightweight construction solutions for the vehicle sector is generating another 50 new jobs at the site in Upper Austria, and will contribute to increasing annual revenue in this product segment to around EUR 200 million.

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voestalpine in Styria secures 30,400 jobs and EUR 2.7 billion a year in value Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:10:185 GMT 2017-10-18T09:10:185Z http://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2017-10-18-voestalpine-in-styria-secures-30400-jobs-and-eur-2-7-billion-a-year-in-value/ The activities of the voestalpine Group at its nine Styrian sites have a significant economic impact across Austria: according to a study by the Industriewissenschaftliches Institut (IWI) for the business year 2016/17 which was presented today in Graz, every euro of value produced by voestalpine in Styria generates around two further euros for Austria. This development is driven not least by investments of over EUR 1 billion scheduled over the coming four years, including the world’s most advanced special steel plant in Kapfenberg.

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voestalpine invests up to EUR 350 million in the world’s most advanced special steel plant in Kapfenberg Wed, 27 Sep 2017 08:09:579 GMT 2017-09-27T08:09:579Z http://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2017-09-27-voestalpine-invests-up-to-eur-350-million-in-the-worlds-most-advanced-special-steel-plant-in-kapfenberg/ After more than two years of planning, today the final location decision was taken during the Supervisory Board meeting of voestalpine AG: the most advanced special steel plant in the world, representing an investment of EUR 330 to 350 million and designed to supply the most demanding customer segments, will be erected in Kapfenberg, Austria, where it will replace the existing plant from 2021. Securing around 3,000 jobs in Styria, this major investment by the High Performance Metals Division of the voestalpine Group marks a technological milestone in the manufacture of pioneering high-performance steels for the international aerospace, automotive, and oil & gas industries.

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Today voestalpine opened the world’s most advanced wire rod mill Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:09:00 GMT 2017-09-26T13:09:00Z http://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2017-09-26-today-voestalpine-opened-the-worlds-most-advanced-wire-rod-mill/ voestalpine continues to strengthen its leading international position in the quality wire sector with the official opening of its new high-tech wire rod mill at the site of the Metal Engineering Division in Leoben/Donawitz in Austria. Each year the fully automated plant—total investment volume EUR 140 million—will produce 550,000 tons of premium rod wire for the most sophisticated applications in the automotive, energy, construction, and mechanical engineering industries. The investment has created over EUR 60 million in value for Austria as a business location during the construction phase alone*.

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voestalpine successfully places EUR 500 million bond issue Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:09:388 GMT 2017-09-20T17:09:388Z http://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2017-09-20-voestalpine-successfully-places-eur-500-million-bond-issue/ voestalpine AG has successfully placed a new EUR 500 million corporate bond issue in the capital market to provide funding for general corporate financing, as well as to refinance a senior bond which expires in February 2018. The order book, totaling over EUR 1.25 billion and including around 220 different investors, was of excellent quality. The coupon rate for the 7-year bond is 1.375%.

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