The exchange-listed voestalpine Group has set ambitious goals up to the year 2020. With a clear focus on the customer segments Mobility and Energy and on non-European growth markets, and with profitability remaining at virtually at the same level compared to the last few years, sales are projected to soar from the most recent EUR 12.1 billion to approximately EUR 20 billion.
The listed voestalpine Group continues to further expand its market position in North America by undertaking an acquisition in its special steel segment. Böhler-Uddeholm Canada Ltd., a company of voestalpine’s Special Steel Division, acquires the Canadian company Sturdell Industries Inc., which is headquartered in Rexdale (Toronto) and has another site in Rochester, NY, in the USA.
On 9 December 1949, a pioneering decision was made in Linz to construct a steel mill based on a completely new technology, the Linz-Donawitz process (LD process). Only three years later, on 27 November 1952, the world’s first LD steelmaking plant was commissioned at the site of the current headquarters of voestalpine AG. This was closely followed by a second plant that was put into operation on 22 May 1953 in Donawitz.