|1961/06||Establishment of Bohler Steel Africa (Pty) Ltd in Isando, South Africa – Sales of Special Steel and Welding Consumables (First MD: Mr. Walter Wittmann)|
|1969||New MD Mr. E Zach|
|1970||The Furnace Division – building of industrial furnaces for the gold mining industry was established|
|1973||Opening of Branch Office in Pinetown|
|1976||Opening of Branch Office in Port Elizabeth|
|1976||Start with salt bath heat treatment in Isando and Pinetown|
|1977||Opening of Branch Office in Cape Town including a salt bath heat treatment plant|
|1980/11||Representation agreement signed for Fronius Welding Machines|
|1982||New MD Mr. A Richards|
|1983||New MD Mr. A Verona|
|1985||Cape Town Branch moves to new and bigger offices|
New MD Mr. H Wallner
The heat treatment plant in Isando is changed from a production line to a tool and die hardening shop
|1990||Cape Town Branch moves into bigger and now owned premises|
|1992||Start with vacuum heat treatment in Isando|
|1995||The Industrial Furnace Division was closed down due to economic reasons|
|1996||Opening of a Branch Office in Harare, this had to be closed in 2001 for general economic reasons in the country. SALES 1997: R59 MILLION p.a.|
|1998/02||Name change from Bohler Steel Africa to Bohler Uddeholm Africa|
|2000||Pinetown Branch purchases additional conventional heat treatment facilities from Hall & Pickles|
|2001/02||Acquisition of competitor Martensite Steel and establishment of Pretoria Branch|
|2001/08||Acquisition of Mitco Vereeniging – start of machining services and production of die sets
SALES 2001: R87 MILLION p.a.
|2002/09||Port Elizabeth Branch Office moves to new premises and salt bath heat treatment gets installed.|
|2002/10||New MD Mr. H Ulrich|
|2002/11||Investment in 4 new vacuum heat treatment plants for Pinetown and Isando Branches|
|2003/11||Official opening of Isando’s new vacuum heat treatment plant
SALES 2003: R118 MILLION p.a.
|2003/2004||Investment in 4 new saws for Pinetown, Port Elizabeth and Isando Branch Offices|
|2000-2004||Investments of approximately R25.5 million in new plant and equipment in South Africa|
|2004-2008||Acquisition of CSIR Plasma Nitriding Plants
Investment in new and modern
|2008 -2011||Rübig/TAV vacuum furnaces in Isando, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth (approx R8.5m)|
|2010 – 2011||Acquisition of Machining Company Roris to extend pre-machining service for tooling industry.
Investment in new Rübig Duo Plasma Nitriding Plant (approx R4.5m)
New Steel Warehouse in Isando – adding on approx 3000m² storage space
Expansion of Welding Division countrywide, adding new staff, warehouse and office space in Isando, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Pinetown
Consolidation phase during world recession period
SALES 2009/10: R183m (EURO 19.2m)
SALES 2010/11: R195m (EURO 19.5m)
Integration of Roris Machining into Isando Steel Division and renamed to Bohler Machining
|2017||voestalpine Edelstahl GmbH and Special Steel Division change its name to voestalpine High Performance Metals GmbH and High Performance Metals Division respectively.
Acquisition of CMP Alloys Scotland
|2018||New MD Mr. C Grzimek|
|2018||Investment in a new E530 Saw, that increases our cutting speed by 4 times.
Rebrand of Africa business to voestalpine High Performance Metals Africa Ltd, from Bohler Uddeholm Africa. Established voestalpine Specialty Metals Africa Division for greater focus and support for our Oil & Gas sector customers.