Today, voestalpine is a steel-based technology and capital goods group that operates worldwide; it has more than 500 Group companies and locations in more than 50 countries on all five continents.
The Group comprises four divisions, which are headed by Herbert Eibensteiner (Steel Division), Franz Rotter (Special Steel Division), Franz Kainersdorfer (Metal Engineering Division), and Peter Schwab (Metal Forming Division). Together with Wolfgang Eder (CEO) and Robert Ottel (CFO), they form the Management Board of voestalpine AG. With its top-quality products, voestalpine today is one of the leading partners to the automotive and consumer goods industries in Europe and to the oil and gas industries worldwide. The voestalpine Group is also the world market leader in turnout technology, special rails, tool steel, and special sections. In the business year 2014/15, the voestalpine Group reported revenue of EUR 11.2 billion and an operating result (EBITDA) of EUR 1.5 billion. It had around 47,500 employees worldwide as of 31 March 2015.
Two decades ago voestalpine AG started out on its path to becoming a privatized and exchange-listed company. The ‘IPO 1995—20 years on the stock exchange’ series describes key events on the path to becoming an internationally successful steel-based technology and capital goods group.
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