What has voestalpine got to do with the Eurovision Song Contest? Quite a bit, especially if you look carefully. An ultra-light, high-strength titanium helmet made by BÖHLER Schmiedetechnik plays an honorable role in the Eurovision Song Contest.
When Sweden flies into space at the ESC
… then Austria and voestalpine fly with them. In the “Postcard”-Video of the Swedish entry singer Måns Zelmerlöw wears a spacesuit belonging to the Austrian Space Forum (ÖWF). Intended primarily for a Mars simulation this summer, one of the most important parts of this spacesuit is the helmet made by Böhler Schmiedetechnik, a company in the Special Steel Division. All the metal parts are made from titanium. The locking system and fastener between helmet and spacesuit were also designed and manufactured by the colleagues at BÖHLER Schmiedetechnik.
‘Building Bridges’ in the voestalpine Group
‘Building Bridges’ is the motto of this year’s ESC in Austria, the world’s largest international music competition. voestalpine is also building bridges in accordance with this motto, between Linz, Kapfenberg and finally Sweden: a query from the ÖWF to Steel Division colleagues in Linz was directed to BÖHLER Schmiedetechnik in Kapfenberg. Thanks to their know-how, they were able to fulfill the ÖWF’s requirements, forging the ultra-light and yet highly resistant titanium parts for a spacesuit. This spacesuit is taking part in the ESC – by featuring in the Swedish entry’s video.
Incidentally, voestalpine is also present in Sweden, with Group companies including voestalpine Precision Strip and Uddeholm located there. They’ll all be crossing their fingers in the hopes of ’12 points’ on May 23.