The voestalpine Group is divesting itself of its Plastics Solutions business unit, to date part of the Metal Forming Division, for strategic reasons. “We are focusing on consistently driving forward our corporate strategy which is clearly oriented at our core segments and materials know-how. Consequently, the Plastics Solutions sector does not belong to our future core strategic segments,” explains voestalpine Management Board member Herbert Eibensteiner. Last year, the Plastics Solutions business unit generated revenue of around EUR 120 million at the two Dutch sites Putte and Roosendaal and employed a staff of almost 700 persons. Its products include underbodies, acoustic, and exterior components for commercial vehicles, as well as non-automotive products. The major customers are primarily European OEMs. In future, these application areas will be covered by strategic partnerships with global manufacturers, also for hybrid components.