voestalpine AG - Press Releases https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/rss en en voestalpine 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/ Hubert Zajicek elected to the worldsteel Executive Committee Tue, 13 Oct 2020 14:10:498 GMT 2020-10-13T14:10:498Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2020-10-13-hubert-Zajicek-elected-to-the-worldsteel-executive-committee/ Hubert Zajicek, Member of the Management Board of voestalpine AG and Head of the Steel Division, was elected to the Executive Committee of the World Steel Association (worldsteel) at this year’s Annual General Meeting. This makes Zajicek one of the two European members of the worldsteel Executive Committee. worldsteel represents around 85 percent of global steel production and is one of the world’s largest trade associations.

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voestalpine included in the international FTSE4Good Sustainability Index for the first time Tue, 06 Oct 2020 10:10:00 GMT 2020-10-06T10:10:00Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2020-10-06-voestalpine-included-in-the-international-ftse4good-sustainability-index-for-the-first-time/ voestalpine has recently joined the FTSE4Good Index family, one of the most well-respected sustainability indexes on the international stock markets. Its inclusion highlights once again the steel and technology group’s clear commitment to sustainable corporate governance and climate protection. It will also allow voestalpine to present itself more strongly to investors and private shareholders in the sustainable investments market. 

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voestalpine opens the world’s most advanced continuous caster at the site in Donawitz today Tue, 22 Sep 2020 08:09:00 GMT 2020-09-22T08:09:00Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2020-09-22-voestalpine-opens-the-worlds-most-advanced-continuous-caster-at-the-site-in-donawitz-today/ The voestalpine Metal Engineering Division produces high-grade steels at its site in Donawitz, for processing into special rails for railway infrastructure, premium wires for the automotive industry, and high-quality seamless tubes for oil & gas exploration. The start-up of a new, fully automated continuous caster will allow the Group to further increase the quality of the steel grades which are used in the manufacture of highly advanced end products. The state-of-the-art facility represents an investment volume of around EUR 90 million and has an annual production capacity of one million tons.

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voestalpine restarts the small blast furnace in Linz Fri, 21 Aug 2020 17:08:00 GMT 2020-08-21T17:08:00Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2020-08-21-voestalpine-restarts-the-small-blast-furnace-in-linz/ In early September voestalpine will restart the small blast furnace in Linz which has been temporarily shut down since March, following the abrupt slump in customer demand caused by Covid-19. The gradual revival of demand, which is most pronounced in the automotive, electrical, and processing industries, has led to an increased need for high-quality steel grades, making this step possible. The first signs of recovery are also evident in the mechanical engineering and energy segments, for which the site in Linz also produces high quality steel products.

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voestalpine expands its Lightweight Construction Expertise to Railway Systems Wed, 19 Aug 2020 09:08:00 GMT 2020-08-19T09:08:00Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2020-08-19-voestalpine-expands-its-lightweight-construction-expertise-to-railway-systems/ The automotive industry considers the steel and technology group, voestalpine, a technology leader in the production of ultra-high tensile auto parts that are also particularly light. The Group is now applying its lightweight construction expertise to railway systems as well. In cooperation with the Rail Cargo Group, the cargo subsidiary of the Austrian Railways (ÖBB), voestalpine’s Steel Division and Logserv, its logistics subsidiary, have developed “TransANT”—a novel design concept worldwide, specifically, freight cars equipped with a range of lightweight modular superstructures.

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Ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic have massive impact on voestalpine’s earnings for Q1 2020/21 Wed, 05 Aug 2020 07:08:00 GMT 2020-08-05T07:08:00Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2020-08-05-ramifications-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-have-massive-impact-on-voestalpines-earnings-for-q1-2020-21/ In the first quarter of the business year 2020/21 (April 1 to June 30, 2020), voestalpine was affected by the massive meltdown in demand from almost all of its customer segments on account of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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voestalpine’s Annual General Meeting resolves dividend of EUR 0.20 Wed, 01 Jul 2020 10:07:559 GMT 2020-07-01T10:07:559Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2020-07-01-voestalpines-annual-general-meeting-resolves-dividend-of-eur-0-20/ In an economically challenging environment, the past business year was a particularly difficult one for voestalpine AG. The steel and technology group is sticking to its long-term and steady dividend policy despite its negative earnings performance. The 28th Annual General Meeting (AGM) today resolved a dividend of EUR 0.20 per share for the business year 2019/20 (down from EUR 1.10 a year earlier). This year’s AGM, which was conducted virtually without the shareholders being physically present, followed the proposal of both the Management Board and the Supervisory Board. The dividend will be paid on July 13, 2020 (ex-dividend date: July 9, 2020).

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voestalpine Railway Systems strengthens market position in France, China, and Argentina Mon, 29 Jun 2020 08:06:270 GMT 2020-06-29T08:06:270Z https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/media/press-releases/2020-06-29-voestalpine-railway-systems-strengthens-market-position-in-france-china-and-argentina/ voestalpine Railway Systems is the global market leader for complete railway infrastructure systems, including rails, turnouts, and digital signaling technology. With the acquisition of a turnout plant in France and new shareholdings in China and Argentina, the Group is expanding its international production capacities in this area. It has even established the first Chinese production facility for turnout monitoring systems. Progressive urbanization, especially in Asia, as well as European efforts to combat climate change mean solid market forecasts for the rail sector in the years ahead.

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