voestalpine AG - Press Releases https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/rss en en voestalpine voestalpine starts operating Europe’s most advanced 3D sand printer for steel casting Tue, 11 Jan 2022 09:01:00 GMT 2022-01-11T09:01:00Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2022-01-11-voestalpine-starts-operating-europes-most-advanced-3d-sand-printer-for-steel-casting/ voestalpine has been engaged in pioneering 3D printing with metals for many years. These metals are already being used at its own 3D printing and research centers around the world. Now the steel and technology Group has started operating Europe’s most advanced 3D sand printer for heavy steel castings at its site in Traisen, Lower Austria. The new additive manufacturing technology for the production of sophisticated castings using silica sand reduces production times and is more environmentally friendly than the previous process.

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voestalpine supplies first CO<sub>2</sub>-reduced premium steel Tue, 07 Dec 2021 09:12:969 GMT 2021-12-07T09:12:969Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2021-12-07-voestalpine-supplies-first-co2-reduced-premium-steel/ greentec steel is voestalpine’s ambitious phased plan for the long-term decarbonization of steel production. As a first step, the Group is now offering a CO2-reduced Edition of all the flat steel products manufactured by its Steel Division in Linz. As a result of an innovative raw materials mix and even more efficient processes, the direct emissions generated during the manufacture of voestalpine’s greentec steel Edition products have been reduced by around 10 percent. We are currently processing several customer orders, and the signs are that there will be significant demand for sophisticated greentec steel Edition products such as hot-rolled steel strip, isovac electrical steel, and phs-ultraform.

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voestalpine listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the first time Wed, 01 Dec 2021 08:12:486 GMT 2021-12-01T08:12:486Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2021-12-01-voestalpine-listed-in-the-dow-jones-sustainability-index-for-the-first-time/ voestalpine has been listed on the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe (DJSI) for the first time and is the only European steel company to be awarded this honor. The Dow Jones sustainability indices are the most respected worldwide, only including companies judged to be leaders in their industries according to long-term economic, ecological, and social criteria. The voestalpine Group is now included in two sustainability indices following its listing in the FTSE4Good two years ago.

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voestalpine Railway Systems supplies high-tech rails for the Koralm Railway Mon, 29 Nov 2021 09:11:00 GMT 2021-11-29T09:11:00Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2021-11-29-voestalpine-railway-systems-supplies-high-tech-rails-for-the-koralm-railway/ In future ÖBB trains on the new Koralm Railway will roll over voestalpine high-performance rails. voestalpine Railway Systems has recently supplied high-speed turnouts for speeds of up to 230 km/h for this advanced mobility project, together with the accompanying digital signaling technology to monitor the turnouts. Now the global market leader for complete railway systems, based in Donawitz, Styria, is also equipping the Koralm Railway and associated Koralm Tunnel with 120-meter high-quality rails. 

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voestalpine awarded certificate for sustainable steel production Mon, 15 Nov 2021 08:11:00 GMT 2021-11-15T08:11:00Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2021-11-15-voestalpine-awarded-certificate-for-sustainable-steel-production/ Accepting social and environmental responsibility is an integral part of the corporate culture at voestalpine. The Linz-based Steel Division is now one of the first steel companies worldwide to have been officially certified as a sustainable production site by the non-profit organization ResponsibleSteel. The precondition for certification was to fulfill 200 criteria which included the responsible procurement of raw materials, reducing CO2 emissions, and the management of labor and human rights.

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voestalpine posts strong revenue and earnings increase in the first half of the business year 2021/22 Wed, 10 Nov 2021 06:11:00 GMT 2021-11-10T06:11:00Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2021-11-10-voestalpine-posts-strong-revenue-and-earnings-increase-in-the-first-half-of-the-business-year-2021-22/ Groundbreaking ceremony for multi-million project at voestalpine in Linz Wed, 06 Oct 2021 07:10:00 GMT 2021-10-06T07:10:00Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2021-10-06-groundbreaking-ceremony-for-multi-million-project-at-voestalpine-in-linz/ voestalpine is investing EUR 188 million to build a new integrated pickling line in the cold rolling mill 3 (“BETA 3”) at the site in Linz. The fully automated pickling line with tandem cold mill meets the most stringent Industry 4.0 standards, further increasing the manufacturing quality of high and ultra-high strength steels for the automotive, household goods, and construction industry, as well as for electrical steel used in e-mobility. BETA 3 also sets new sustainability standards: hydrochloric acid takes the place of sulfuric acid for pickling of carbon steel qualities. The required acid is regenerated in a circulatory system using an on-site acid regeneration plant. Today marked the groundbreaking ceremony for the multi-million project; BETA 3 is scheduled to commence operation in late 2023. The plant will have an annual production capacity of around two million tons.

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voestalpine increases its research budget in the current business year to EUR 185 million Mon, 20 Sep 2021 09:09:942 GMT 2021-09-20T09:09:942Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2021-09-20-voestalpine-increases-its-research-budget-in-the-current-business-year-to-eur-185-million/ As one of Austria’s most research-intensive enterprises, with over 700 employees working in research at more than 70 Group companies and in excess of 3,000 patents, voestalpine has continuously raised its research and development expenditure over the past years. The Group is continuing this trend in the business year 2021/22 with a research budget of EUR 185 million. Increasingly, the focus of the company’s research lies in digital and simultaneously resource-efficient products and processes.

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voestalpine triples operating result for Q1 2021/22 and raises outlook for current business year Wed, 04 Aug 2021 06:08:00 GMT 2021-08-04T06:08:00Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2021-08-04-voestalpine-triples-operating-result-for-q1-2021-22-and-raises-outlook-for-current-business-year/ voestalpine lightweight innovation: 20 years in the fast lane with “phs-ultraform” Mon, 12 Jul 2021 09:07:00 GMT 2021-07-12T09:07:00Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2021-07-12-voestalpine-lightweight-innovation-20-years-in-the-fast-lane-with-phs-ultraform/ voestalpine lives and breathes innovation, a fact that the Group has proven many times over throughout the years. In 1949, the LD process was the “invention of the century” that instantly changed the global steel industry. And in recent decades, the international company has set new standards in automotive lightweight construction. When the idea of developing an ultralight, corrosion-resistant, yet high-strength “super steel” was first raised almost 20 years ago, it was considered to have little chance of success—yet not long ago, the 300 millionth phs component rolled off the production line. And most recently, the voestalpine invention that is now standard in modern car bodies was approved for series production by the world’s largest car manufacturer.

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