Chain steel from voestalpine Wire Austria GmbH is also used in road and motocross racing.
Austrian motorsport fans have been eagerly awaiting this moment. For the first time since 1997, the MotoGP™ World Championship will again take place in Austria. On Sunday, August 14, 2016, the Red Bull Ring will open its doors to the fastest motorcycles in the world: Marc Márquez, Jorge Lorenzo, Valentino Rossi, and other racing greats will compete for world championship points in Spielberg, Styria.
Material for highest requirements
That bike chains are subject to extreme stress during motorsport events—both in road and motocross racing—is a given. But who is behind delivering appropriate pre-material for such highly stressed bike chains? That’s where voestalpine Wire Austria GmbH comes into play. Since the beginning of the 1990s, the wire manufacturer in Bruck an der Mur has been delivering high-quality, drawn wires for bolts, rollers, and sleeves to chain manufacturer ČZ Řetězy s.r.o. And the Czech company located in Strakonice delivers high-quality bike chains to renowned customers such as Ducati and KTM.
One chain—many links
The voestalpine Bruck an der Mur site delivers special steel grades to its business partner in the Czech Republic. And ČZ Řetězy s.r.o. continues to expand its motorcycle chain portfolio—with the help of voestalpine Wire Austria GmbH and its innovations in the area of drawn wire.
"Being in direct contact with our customers allows us to quickly implement joint developments. That is very important for complex wire applications."
The Czech chain manufacturer ČZ Řetězy s.r.o. uses wire from voestalpine Wire Austria GmbH for its bike chains.
New voestalpine corporate design
The voestalpine Group is marking the consistent implementation of its strategy and its changing self-image by updating its visual identity: its transformation from a European steel company to a global technology and capital goods group is now also being mirrored in its corporate design. The new visual identity combines tradition with future expectations, and increasingly symbolizes dynamism and a focus on the future.