Company Statement on COVID-19 Outbreak and the Reliable Supply of Products/Services for Customers (March 12, 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 (

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.


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
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.


voestalpine High Performance Metals UK Ltd. (former Böhler-Uddeholm (UK) Ltd) and its long-term partner CMP Alloys Ltd. (CMP) successfully completed an asset deal under which voestalpine High Performance Metals UK (HPM UK) acquired CMP the trade, its fixed assets and inventory. The agreement was signed in October 2017.

Tom Gowans, Managing Director of HPM UK comments: “We plan to build on the existing good position that CMP has in the UK market and integrate it as a branch office of HPM UK into our voestalpine Specialty Metals UK under the management of Richard Kendall. The acquisition fits perfectly with our Value Added Services’ strategy of leveraging our existing products and services portfolio as a platform for value added acquisitions to become a package provider with upside development potential.”

The acquisition is consistent with our Value Added Services’ vision to become a leading player in the global oil & gas market, positioned as an integrated member of our customers’ supply chain. With CMP’s particularly strong footprint in the Scottish market, they are perfectly positioned to service key global OEMs (and their supply chains) in the UK, increasing our customer intimacy and service offering.

“It is our main goal to establish the Specialty Metals Division to become the Premium Regional Supplier with a fast-track customer service network and our long-term commitment to deliver value added products and services to our customers. CMP is a very highly regarded supplier of Special Steels & Nickel Super Alloys with a long history of servicing the Scottish and wider UK & International markets. HPM UK has ambitious plans to continue its growth in the oil & gas market in the UK and we are delighted to extend our UK coverage with the acquisition of CMP to support our customers in Scotland and the North. Specializing in the stocking, distribution and processing of Stainless Steels, Nickel Super Alloys and Corrosion Resistant Alloys, the Böhler brand and parent company, voestalpine AG, are well known names in the global oil & gas market”, says Richard Kendall.

CMP Alloys Ltd. is a stainless steel and nickel alloy stockholding and processing company located in Kirkcaldy, Fife with annual revenue of 1.7 mGBP in 2017. Founded as a private, family-owned company in 1994 by Graham Portwood, CMP Alloys Ltd. has maintained a well-established customer base with 200+ accounts benefiting from local supply and fast delivery.

Both CMP and HPM UK are very happy with the outcome of this transaction and are looking forward to a long and profitable relationship.