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  • 16 December 2014

    Global market leader voestalpine acquires railway competence center in Australia

    The voestalpine Group continues to extend its global leadership in the railway infrastructure sector and has agreed to acquire the Bathurst Rail Fabrication Center (BRFC) located in Australia. This specialist for high-quality welded rails, turnouts, and track components has a staff of around 60 employees and generated annual revenue of around EUR 34 million last year. With its turnout and rail welding plant, BRFC is the key railway competence center for Sydney Trains which in turn operates a majority of the railway network in the Australian state of New South Wales.

  • 5 November 2014

    voestalpine with jump in earnings in the first half of the business year

    Despite a persistently challenging economic climate, the voestalpine Group posted a largely solid performance during the first half of the business year 2014/15 (April 1, to September 30, 2014). The business year started with optimistic economic forecasts for the mature economies and mixed expectations for the emerging markets. However, measured against these expectations, and excepting North America and China, the global economic trend cooled down in the course of the first six months. "Nevertheless, in view of the increasingly challenging environment, voestalpine Group performance during the first half of the business year was at a most satisfactory level," says Dr. Wolfgang Eder, Chairman of the voestalpine Group. A key reason for this result is the Group's broad geographical base and presence in a wide range of industries. The consistent strategic focus on global quality and technology leadership for demanding niche products, and the focus on consistently lengthening the value chain in all business segments, is a guarantee of success.

  • 30 October 2014

    Historical Exhibit 1938-1945 – voestalpine opens place of remembrance

    In a new permanent exhibit voestalpine considers the fate of laborers under the National Socialist regime, forced to work at the Reichswerke Hermann Göring in Linz, the site of today’s voestalpine Group headquarters. The exhibit is based on recent research as well as an examination of 38,000 National Socialist personnel files and salary slips. The historical exhibit marks another important step in voestalpine’s process of appraisal of National Socialism, coming to grips with its own past and accepting responsibility for its own history.

  • 29 October 2014

    voestalpine expands in China with a new plant in the special steel segment

    The technology and capital goods group voestalpine is again driving forward its activities in the promising Asian market. The Special Steel Division, the Group’s special steel sector, yesterday signed a Letter of Intent to cooperate with Chinese foundry Kocel Machinery Co., LTD. Over the next few years voestalpine will invest around EUR 140 million, constructing a new plant which will produce premium special steel products for the Chinese market. Construction is scheduled to start in 2015, and the new company will create 400 jobs.

  • 28 October 2014

    New head of Corporate Communications at voestalpine AG

    From January 1, 2015, press spokesman Peter Felsbach (37) will take over as Head of Corporate Communications at the voestalpine Group. He succeeds Gerhard Kürner (44) who is leaving voestalpine of his own accord and on the best of terms. voestalpine’s unchanged strategic objective as a globally active Group is to drive forward communications at an international level while consistently focusing on the 2020 Group Strategy and sustainably maintaining the renowned high corporate information standard in spite of permanent growth.

  • 24 October 2014

    voestalpine focuses on the growing aerospace market

    voestalpine is a strong partner for more than just the automotive industry – the steel-based technology and capital goods group has long made a name for itself in the aerospace segment, where components and materials with the highest quality requirements are needed. At the Red Bull Air Race on October 25 and 26, the fastest motorsport in the world will nominate its world champion directly in front of the voestalpine wing in Spielberg.

  • 9 October 2014

    voestalpine successfully issues EUR 400 million bond

    voestalpine AG has successfully placed a EUR 400 million corporate bond in the capital market. The bond is intended in part for refinancing Hybrid Bond 2007, which the company called on 9 September 2014, effective 31 October 2014, and for general funding purposes. The quality of the order book was excellent, with orders in the magnitude of more than EUR 800 million and about 160 different investors. The bond has a term of 7 years and a coupon of 2.25%.

  • Wolfgang Eder

    6 October 2014

    voestalpine CEO Wolfgang Eder is new worldsteel Chairman

    Wolfgang Eder, Chairman of the Management Board of the voestalpine Group, today became the first Austrian Chairman of worldsteel at the World Steel Association’s Annual General Meeting. For one year he will lead one of the world’s largest steel industry associations, with around 170 association members representing 85% of world steel production.

  • 1 October 2014

    Polytec Group to buy the voestalpine Group Plastics Solutions business unit

    Steel-based technology and capital goods Group voestalpine has signed an agreement (‘Signing’) with the Polytec Group for the takeover of voestalpine Polynorm Van Niftrik and voestalpine Polynorm Plastics (Plastics Solutions business unit) by Polytec Netherlands Holding B.V. The decisive factor behind this sale is the company’s rapidly increasing strategic divergence from voestalpine’s core business. The selling process is scheduled for completion by the beginning of November 2014 (‘Closing’).

  • 1 October 2014

    Five new department heads in key voestalpine AG functions

    After enlarging the voestalpine AG Management Board and reducing the average age of its members, the Group is now completing its generational transfer with new first management level appointments to key functions. On October 1, 2014, Franz Michael Androsch (52) succeeds newly appointed Management Board member Peter Schwab as Head of Group’s R&D – Research and development, and Mathias Farthofer (40) takes over in Corporate Development. A new Corporate Procurement Department (Corporate Purchasing) has been created and will be headed by Michael Eyett, previously in charge of Corporate Development. Since April 1, 2014, Christian Kaufmann (40) has been the new head of the Legal Department, M&A and Compliance, with Johann Prammer (51) responsible for Environmental Affairs.

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