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voestalpine Specialty Metals North America announces ISO 9001-2015 recertification (April 29, 2021)

voestalpine Specialty Metals (vSM) North America is pleased to announce that it has completed its recertification audit to the ISO 9001:2015 for its operations in Houston, TX covering Metal Warehouse and Distribution of Alloy Steel and Special Metals, Additive Manufacturing, and Metals Processing.  This was achieved with unconditional approval and no Major findings during the audit.

vSM is continually improving to meet its customers requirements and needs. This isn’t the first time it has passed an ISO quality audit.  vSM has been ISO 9001 certified since April 2015.

vSM embraces the concept of quality through continual improvement to ensure its quality objectives and customer requirements are being met. Brian Van Burkleo, vSM’s Global Director, adds “the entire team at vSM is committed to not only maintaining ISO standards, but exceeding them. Our top focus is providing high-quality, consistent products and services to deliver an enhanced customer experience for years to come.”

Click here to retrieve a copy of our certificate of approval.

Houston, TX, April 29, 2021

It’s finally thawing out around the Houston area; our plants are open for business again and ready to serve our customers.

Just like many of our fellow Houstonians, the vSM team was faced with one of the most challenging weeks in recent memory and our thoughts are with the entire community and particularly our team and customers whom we speak with every day.  Food and water are still in short supply as many stores, businesses and restaurants are closed, making it harder for people to restock or buy food. As such, we found it necessary to support our community and will making a donation to the Houston Food Bank that is delivering thousands of hot meals to residents throughout the greater Houston area.

Brian van Burkleo, Managing Director

Houston, 2/19/2021

 

voestalpine Specialty Metals February 19 2021

voestalpine Specialty Metals (vSM) has acquired the nickel (718 NACE and 925) inventory from the thyssenkrupp Oil & Gas facility in Houston, TX.
Today’s announcement confirms the strategic importance of the North American market for vSM. The investment substantially strengthens our raw material offering and continues our commitment to providing our Oil & Gas customers with the highest level of quality, service and on-time delivery.

Additionally, vSM is pleased to welcome Kathy Gray to the North America team. Kathy joins vSM’s sales organization in Houston from thyssenkrupp and brings with her over 30 years of experience in the specialty metals space within oil & gas. Her depth of experience and knowledge will complement vSM’s growing team of seasoned professionals all of which drive toward our ultimate objective of consistently delivering superior value and service to our customers in the Oil & Gas industry.

Houston, TX, November 3, 2020

Investment to meet growing demands from its oil & gas customers.

vSM are supporting their customers build the next generation of downhole components for both drilling and completions. With the addition of the new equipment, vSM have the ability to print parts in a variety of materials from Cobalt Chrome, Maraging steels, Nickel Alloys, as well as Titanium.

The Houston, TX, voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Centre was inaugurated in 2018 and is certified according to ISO9001/2015. They offer a complete value service solution for Additive Manufacturing including design, simulation, prototyping and production of the finished part.

Brian Van Burkleo, Global Director, Oil & Gas:

“Additive Manufacturing allows unique and innovative designs that were previously not possible using conventional manufacturing methods. As the demands on performance and operational safety increases, especially for the Oil & Gas industry, we see an increased interest from major O&G companies and service companies/OEMs to both try out new designs with prototypes and produce large series of parts for operational use. Since operations commenced in 2018, our team have put the start-up period well behind them. They continue to meet and exceed the demands of our customers’ unique requirements. ”

Despite the current challenging environment, the company continues to invest in the United States and is fully committed to supporting its oil & gas customers over the short and long term.

Houston, TX, September 24, 2020

Dear Customers,

We provide you with an update on our response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  voestalpine is closely monitoring the status of the outbreak and its potential adverse impact on supply chain continuity in the metals industry.

As the number of cases continues to escalate internationally and domestically, voestalpine is taking additional preventive measures such as site entry restrictions, work-from-home options, and staggered staffing schedules to stop the potential spread of the disease within our North America locations. In addition, we have implemented a travel ban in accordance with WHO recommendations (https://www.who.int/news-room/articles-detail/updated-who-recommendations-for-international-traffic-in-relation-to-covid-19-outbreak).

The health and safety of our employees is paramount and we are complying with all requirements and best practices associated with our warehouses and offices in order to continue our operations. voestalpine’s warehouses in North America are fully operational and we will notify our customers if otherwise.   Please be advised that future government restrictions and/or limited availability of transportation may cause some delays in the supply chain.

voestalpine is communicating regularly with our suppliers for an updated status information and we will keep our valued customers informed of any changes that may impact delivery of products within North America.

VOESTALPINE LEADERSHIP TEAM

High strength version of its proven 718 Alloy with no change in chemistry to meet high pressure requirements.

Houston, Texas – voestalpine Specialty Metals (vSM) is proud to offer the latest alloy from voestalpine BOHLER L718API-150K for high pressure, high temperature applications.

This 718 Alloy is a high strength 150ksi YS next generation with:

  • No change in chemistry or mechanical, thermo-physical properties
  • A variation of the aging process which increases yield strength
  • Proven corrosion resistance in H2S environments
  • Successful NACE MR0175 / ISO 15156 balloting
  • API approval

“This expansion of our product line allows us to better serve high pressure, high temperature applications … with this new product and the recently opened processing facility more customers can benefit from our quality, service and on-time delivery ” stated Jon Horine, General Manager, Oil & Gas North America.

For further information please contact:
voestalpine Speciality Metals

Ryan Thompson
Inside Sales – Product Manager
T: +1 (800) 704 6866

 

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The company continues to invest in the United States by adding deep hole drilling, honing and machining
services of nickel, stainless and other specialty alloy products.

January 16, 2019

Houston, Texas – voestalpine Specialty Metals (vSM) announced the opening of its new processing
facility in Houston specializing in deep hole drilling, honing and machining services of nickel, stainless
& other specialty alloy products.

“This expansion continues our commitment to providing Oil & Gas customers with the highest level of
quality, service and on-time delivery” stated Brian Van Burkleo, Division Manager.

The new facility provides customers with access to multiple offerings from a single source through the
integration of these new processing capabilities with its existing specialty metals service center in
Houston. Whether a single piece or a large production run for a specific project, vSM has the
machining capacity and some of the most experienced people in the industry to deliver a best-inclass
service. Oil & Gas customers will benefit from this integrated offering, allowing them to better
focus on their core competencies in engineering design, testing and assembly; not removing metal.

For further information please contact:

John Torrano, Account Manager
john.torrano@voestalpine.com
Tel: +1 800 704 6866

About voestalpine Specialty Metals North America

A leading player in the global oil & gas market. We are a global company specializing in High Performance Metals,
including nickel-based & specialty steel alloys. We deliver innovative materials and customer specific solutions to the Oil &
Gas industry, and we are committed to maintaining our global presence. We have access to high quality products through
our own mills, and our global distribution network ensures that we meet our customers’ demands, when and wherever they
are in the world.

Global News

September 24, 2020


Investment to meet growing demands from its oil & gas customers.

vSM are supporting their customers build the next generation of downhole components for both drilling and completions. With the addition of the new equipment, vSM have the ability to print parts in a variety of materials from Cobalt Chrome, Maraging steels, Nickel Alloys, as well as Titanium.

The Houston, TX, voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Centre was inaugurated in 2018 and is certified according to ISO9001/2015. They offer a complete value service solution for Additive Manufacturing including design, simulation, prototyping and production of the finished part.

Brian Van Burkleo, Global Director, Oil & Gas:

“Additive Manufacturing allows unique and innovative designs that were previously not possible using conventional manufacturing methods. As the demands on performance and operational safety increases, especially for the Oil & Gas industry, we see an increased interest from major O&G companies and service companies/OEMs to both try out new designs with prototypes and produce large series of parts for operational use. Since operations commenced in 2018, our team have put the start-up period well behind them. They continue to meet and exceed the demands of our customers’ unique requirements. ”

Despite the current challenging environment, the company continues to invest in the United States and is fully committed to supporting its oil & gas customers over the short and long term.

Houston, TX, September 24, 2020