26 November 2015
voestalpine is aware of the proceedings of the German Federal Cartel Office that became known today due to searches at competitors of voestalpine.
11 November 2015
In the first half of the business year 2015/16 (April 1 to September 30), the voestalpine Group continued its successful performance despite an economic environment that – viewed globally – is inconsistent. In a year-to-year comparison, it increased its revenue by 4.1% from EUR 5.6 billion to EUR 5.8 billion.
4 November 2015
The voestalpine Group is once again driving forward its activities in North America. voestalpine Precision Strip GmbH, a company in the Metal Forming Division, is acquiring the Wickeder Steel Company, based in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin (US). The enterprise has a staff of 50 employees and generated revenue of around EUR 13 million in 2014. This acquisition strengthens the voestalpine product portfolio of hardened special steel strip for sophisticated applications such as band saw blades for the food industry.
29 October 2015
It is a further step in voestalpine AG’s consistent strategy of internationalization: Today in Shenyang (China) a new plant in the Metal Forming Division was opened which will produce ultra-high strength body-in-white parts for premium automotive customers. A total of around EUR 25 million has been invested (to date) in constructing the plant which will employ a staff of around 70 during the first phase. Further expansion phases are already planned.
12 October 2015
Wolfgang Eder, Chairman of the Management Board of voestalpine AG, will remain Chairman of the World Steel Association (worldsteel) for another year until October 2016. This was announced today in Chicago during the annual conference of the second largest industry association worldwide, which has around 170 association members, representing 85% of global steel production. This is the first time that an incumbent chairman of the organization is reelected.
7 October 2015
On October 9, 2015, the voestalpine Group will celebrate 20 years since its IPO. The first listing of voestalpine shares on the Vienna Stock Exchange in the fall of 1995 marked the start of the Group’s privatization and economic advancement, from a ‘traditional’, nationalized steel producer, to an internationally successful, steel-based technology and capital goods group. Today the Group has almost 50,000 employees worldwide – more than three times as many as in 1995. A special exhibition held at the voestalpine Stahlwelt in Linz entitled “20 years on the stock exchange” highlights the key milestones in this development.
1 October 2015
Energy-intensive companies are steadily moving out of Germany and Austria. This is the conclusion of a current study by the German Handelsblatt Research Institute, undertaken on behalf of the Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) and voestalpine AG. According to the study, energy-intensive industries are directly investing more abroad whilst letting their capital stock shrink at home.
Head of Group Communications & Spokesman