For many years, the voestalpine Group has been operating successfully in Turkey; in the last business year alone, it generated revenue of EUR 160 million in that country. The Special Steel Division, which is expanding dramatically in Turkey, is responsible for a significant share of this business. “The new head office is meeting the requirements of the Turkish market and its stable growth. We are investing here in order to take advantage of the positive development, particularly in the tool steel segment, and to optimize the service we provide for our customers,” says Franz Rotter, member of the Management Board of voestalpine AG and Head of the Special Steel Division. The division has a strong tradition in the tool steel segment (punching, pressing), and in Turkey it is striving for significant growth, especially in the segments of aerospace and automotive components.
The new site has offices, warehouses, and buildings for processing on an area of more than 16,000 square meters. It is in a strategically important location in close proximity to existing customers, and, starting immediately, it will be the head office for direct sales of the voestalpine special steel brands Böhler and Uddeholm. Furthermore, an expansion of the processing, coating, and heat treatment capacity is already being planned. This will continue to expand the customer-specific value chain, developing the division’s strategic direction and meeting the market’s requirements.