1991      Merger of the Austrian Böhler Group and the Swedish Uddeholm Group. Böhler Uddeholm AG is founded as the parent company under the sole ownership of ÖIAG (Republic of Austria). The roots of Böhler and Uddeholm date back to 1446 and 1668.

1995     Böhler-Uddeholm is partly privatized by making an initial publicoffering on the Vienna Stock Exchange.

2003     ÖIAG withdraws completely from Böhler-Uddeholm, which becomes a fully privatized company.

2004    Böhler-Uddeholm acquires Villares Metals in Brazil.

2005    Böhler-Uddeholm acquires Buderus Edelstahl in Germany.

2007      voestalpine AG acquires Böhler-Uddeholm AG; one year later the company is fully integrated into the voestalpine Group as the Special Steel Division.

2011    The holding company Böhler-Uddeholm AG is renamed voestalpine Edelstahl GmbH.

2013    voestalpine also acquires Sturdell Industries Inc. in North America.

2013   voestalpine Edelstahl acquires the eifeler group of companies – a coating specialist. This extends the existing service portfolio especially for the tooling industry.


2016    Acquisition of long term service- & distribution-partners Advanced Tooling Tek (Shanghai) and Sermetal Barcelona (Spain) Ramp-up of voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Center in Düsseldorf.

2017   voestalpine Edelstahl GmbH and Special Steel Division change its name to High Performance Metals GmbH and High Performance Metals Division respectively.

2018 Rebrand of Franch business to voestalpine High Performance Metals France S.A.S, ensuring brand consistency across the 500 group companies in more than 50 countries across 5 continents. A global brand dedicated to supporting its customers with local expertise.

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