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Press Releases

  • 20 November 2013

    voestalpine attracts interest with its “unexpected” brand platform

    Following the launch of voestalpine’s image and brand campaign in October 2012, the new “voestalpine unexpected” brand platform puts even greater focus on the company’s people and faces.

  • 6 November 2013

    voestalpine reports solid result in a difficult market environment

    The volatile economic trend since the beginning of the year and the recent slowdown of economic consolidation in Europe had an adverse impact on the performance of the voestalpine Group as well. After a solid first quarter of the current business year, the second quarter revealed some vulnerabilities in individual business segments that had not been anticipated in the early part of the summer.

  • 30 October 2013

    Streaming of the press conference on the results of the first half year 2013/14

    This year you have again the possibility to watch the press conference on the results of the first half year 2013/14 live via internet. This is the first time the streaming will also be in English.

  • 28 October 2013

    voestalpine commences operations at visionary cold rolling center in Kematen

    The voestalpine Group is opening one of the world’s most modern cold rolling centers for the production of high quality strip steel in Kematen an der Ybbs in Lower Austria. With an investment of EUR 113 million over the last five years, the new 70,000 m² facility is Böhler-Uddeholm Precision Strip GmbH’s largest production site to date. The company is part of the voestalpine Metal Forming Division which generated revenue of EUR 2.3 billion in the business year 2012/13. The new plant will immediately employ a staff of 160 and will produce 60,000 tons of strip steel annually for use in the manufacture of saws in 70 countries around the world. Over the past decade, the voestalpine Group has invested around EUR 450 million in its nine companies in Lower Austria, securing their future over the long-term.

  • 19 October 2013

    voestalpine builds Europe’s most modern wire rolling mill in Leoben

    By 2016, voestalpine Austria Draht will have completed construction of Europe’s most modern wire rolling mill at its Leoben-Donawitz site. The mill will then produce around 550,000 tons of high quality wire rods each year for the automotive and energy sector. The nine-figure investment will secure the long-term future of the Donawitz site, headquarters of the voestalpine Group’s extremely successful Metal Engineering Division. Over the past five years, the Group has already invested more than a billion euros in its eight sites in Styria. During the last business year, around 8,000 employees in the Metal Engineering and Special Steel Divisions in Styria generated revenue of EUR 3.3 billion. 800 new jobs were created and 360 apprentices trained in the region in 2012.

  • 20 September 2013

    voestalpine opens state-of-the-art duo rolling mill at Böhler Bleche GmbH & Co KG in Mürzzuschlag

    voestalpine, the steel-based technology and capital goods Group, is again improving its market position in the special steel segment with the opening of a state-of-the-art duo reversing rolling stand for the production of premium steel plates in Mürzzuschlag on September 20. This is the largest single investment thus far for the Special Steel Division, which is headed by Franz Rotter, at the location of the Styrian plant of Böhler Bleche GmbH & Co KG, a voestalpine Group company. The company invested a total of EUR 11.6 million in this expansion, which will raise the annual production volume of premium materials to 26,000 tons in the future.

  • 13 September 2013

    voestalpine sells its interest in VA Intertrading

    The voestalpine Group announced today that over the next three years it will gradually sell its 38.5% interest in VA Intertrading to an investor. Due to a lack of synergies and divergent strategies, recently there has been no business relationship between the voestalpine Group and VA Intertrading. For the business year 2012, revenue at VA Intertrading amounted to around EUR 1.3 billion (2011: EUR 1.1 billion). VA Intertrading is a free commodity trader, dealing mainly in steel as well as food and animal feed.Bereich Stahl sowie Nahrungs- und Futtermittel.

  • 7 August 2013

    voestalpine defies weak economy – largely stable performance in the first quarter of 2013/14

    Despite the definite cooling of the macroeconomic environment in the most important global economic regions, the voestalpine Group’s performance continued to be stable both as far as revenue and results are concerned. It is especially gratifying that voestalpine’s workforce has reached a new record figure of 47,154 employees.

  • 23 July 2013

    voestalpine AG response to the German Cartel Office's rail cartel announcement issued today

    Today, the German Cartel Office ended the still open "private market" part of the rail cartel case by imposing a fine following the July 5, 2012 settlement of the earlier part of the proceedings related to deliveries of rail tracks and rail equipment to Deutsche Bahn, the German railway company.

  • 4 July 2013

    voestalpine entrusts construction of the direct reduction plant in Texas to Siemens and Midrex

    After deciding to locate the plant on the La Quinta Trade Gateway in San Patricio County near Corpus Christi, Texas (USA) and signing the memorandum of understanding with its first customer, Mexican company AHMSA, voestalpine has taken another step toward the realization of the planned direct reduction plant. As the technology decision was made in favor of the MIDREX process, a supply agreement was signed yesterday evening with Siemens Industry Inc. and its consortium partner, Midrex Technologies Inc. This means that, contingent on the final official permits, the green light has been given for the construction of the new direct reduction plant.

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