voestalpine AG - Press Releases https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/rss en en voestalpine 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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voestalpine Annual General Meeting resolves EUR 0.50 dividend Wed, 07 Jul 2021 09:07:00 GMT 2021-07-07T09:07:00Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2021-07-07-voestalpine-annual-general-meeting-resolves-eur-0-50-dividend/ Despite the economic crisis, voestalpine AG closed its 2020/21 business year with a positive result and can once again significantly increase its dividend in the current business year. Specifically, a dividend of EUR 0.50 per share was resolved for the business year 2020/21 at today’s 29th Annual General Meeting. This is an increase of EUR 0.30 over the previous year’s dividend of EUR 0.20 per share. The Annual General Meeting, which was again a virtual meeting without the physical presence of shareholders, approved the proposal of the Management Board and Supervisory Board. The dividend will be transferred on July 19, 2021 (ex-dividend date: July 15, 2021).

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voestalpine holds patent for carbon-neutral pre-material used in green steel production Tue, 15 Jun 2021 08:06:00 GMT 2021-06-15T08:06:00Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2021-06-14-voestalpine-holds-patent-for-carbon-neutral-pre-material-used-in-green-steel-production/ voestalpine has developed an industrial scale process for carbon-neutral steel production without the use of fossil carbon and secured the intellectual property rights to the process from the European Patent Office. The patent is valid in all major European steel manufacturing countries and specifically covers the production of sponge iron (DRI or HBI) using green hydrogen and biogas in the direct reduction process.

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voestalpine delivers positive result and higher liquidity in the business year 2020/21 despite the crisis Wed, 09 Jun 2021 05:06:00 GMT 2021-06-09T05:06:00Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2021-06-09-voestalpine-delivers-positive-result-and-higher-liquidity-in-the-business-year-2020-21-despite-the-crisis/ voestalpine profits from economic upswing in China and expands capacities Mon, 19 Apr 2021 09:04:953 GMT 2021-04-19T09:04:953Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2021-04-19-voestalpine-profits-from-economic-upswing-in-china-and-expands-capacities/ China has managed the coronavirus-induced 2020 economic crisis faster than any other country, and is already back on a path to growth. Beneficiaries of this recovery include the international voestalpine Group, with its 40 sites and 3,000 employees in the country. Growing demand in the premium segment of the automotive industry in particular is ensuring good capacity utilization, and voestalpine is responding quickly by expanding capacity. New high-tech products for railway infrastructure as well as welding consumables are also increasingly filling the order books. Furthermore, the steel and technology Group recently continued the rollout of its pioneering 3D-printing process with metal powder by opening two new Chinese sites.

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voestalpine reports further recovery in key business segments during the third quarter of the business year 2020/21 Tue, 09 Feb 2021 06:02:00 GMT 2021-02-09T06:02:00Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2021-02-09-voestalpine-reports-further-recovery-in-key-business-segments-during-the-third-quarter-of-the-business-year-2020-21/ voestalpine restarts 2nd blast furnace in Donawitz Thu, 21 Jan 2021 08:01:00 GMT 2021-01-21T08:01:00Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2021-01-20-voestalpine-restarts-2nd-blast-furnace-in-donawitz/ In response to the current level of orders in the long steel sector, voestalpine is now once again operating two blast furnaces at the site in Donawitz. One of the two furnaces, which has an annual pig iron production capacity of around 750,000 tons and underwent scheduled interim repairs during summer 2020, was restarted in order to meet the growth in demand. The Metal Engineering Division of the voestalpine Group produces high-quality steel products in Donawitz which are then processed into special rails, high-quality wire rod, and extremely high load-bearing OCTG by the Group’s Styrian subsidiaries.

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voestalpine high-tech high bay warehousing segment profits from strong e-commerce growth Thu, 10 Dec 2020 09:12:00 GMT 2020-12-10T09:12:00Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2020-12-10-voestalpine-high-tech-high-bay-warehousing-segment-profits-from-strong-e-commerce-growth/ With its high bay warehousing, produced using self-supporting, highly sophisticated steel profiles and enabling fully digital warehouse management, voestalpine has established itself as an important partner to manufacturing and trading companies around the world. Its projects are wide-ranging and include a warehouse for an online shop run by a well-known Austrian food corporation, high-tech wine racks for a French wine producer, and a warehouse for a global wholesaler of electrical components in Minnesota.

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voestalpine delivers positive operating result (EBITDA) for the first half of the business year 2020/21 despite the economic crisis triggered by COVID-19 Tue, 10 Nov 2020 07:11:00 GMT 2020-11-10T07:11:00Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2020-11-10-voestalpine-delivers-positive-operating-result-for-the-first-half-of-the-business-year-2020-21-despite-the-economic-crisis-triggered-by-covid-19/ voestalpine: write offs at voestalpine Texas and Tubulars, EBITDA forecast for the BY 2020/21 more optimistic Thu, 22 Oct 2020 14:10:625 GMT 2020-10-22T14:10:625Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2020-10-22-voestalpine-write-offs-at-voestalpine-texas-and-tubulars-ebitda-forecast-for-the-by-2020-21-more-optimistic/