Böhler Schmiedetechnik GmbH & Co KG, based in Kapfenberg, Austria, is a global development partner and leading supplier of special forged components in high-performance materials such as high-alloy steels, nickel-based alloys, and titanium alloys. For more than 20 years the aerospace sector has been the company’s main market, and currently over 90 percent of its EUR 240 million in revenue (business year 2015/16) is generated in this sector. In addition to producing aircraft components, the product portfolio also includes precision, high-performance parts for other high-tech industries. Böhler Schmiedetechnik GmbH & Co KG has a workforce of 770 employees and supplies more than 200 customers worldwide.
The voestalpine Group’s Special Steel Division is focused on technologically sophisticated materials and customer-specific services. Due to its unique sales and service network at 160 sites around the world it offers customers material availability and processing as well as local points of contact. The division is the global market leader for tool steel and a leading provider of high-speed steel, valve steel, and other products made of special steels, as well as powder materials, nickel-based alloys, and titanium. The most important customer segments are the automotive, oil and natural gas exploration, and mechanical engineering industries as well as the consumer goods and aerospace industries. In the business year 2015/16, the division reported revenue of around EUR 2.7 billion, of which about 50% was generated outside Europe, and an operating result (EBITDA) of EUR 364 million; it has around 13,500 employees worldwide.