voestalpine Böhler Welding

Turf cutting ceremony

7th Oct 2019

Work began on voestalpine’s new production facility in Fosie, Malmö

As work on the new production facility for voestalpine Böhler weldCare AB in Fosie, Malmö, began, a turf cutting ceremony involving numerous guests and partners of the project, was held on September, 10th 2019 to mark its construction.

Whilborgs Fastigheter AB is building an ultra-modern production facility for voestalpine Böhler weldCare AB, suited for manufacturing high-quality finishing chemicals that help customers around the world create first-class surface finishes for stainless steel. Numerous guests and partners of the project joined the turf-cutting ceremony and had a tour of the facility in its current stage. They saw how far the foundations have got already and it was also possible to walk around in the future building in Virtual Reality.

Andre Fasth, Site Manager in Sweden for voestalpine Böhler weldCare AB,
We are building the world’s safest and most efficient pickling chemicals factory in Malmö, Sweden. So far the fundaments of the building have consumed over 900 m3 of special concreate to be able to fit our special safety demands – it will be ready at the end of 2020. The old and new factory will be run in parallel during commissioning to safeguard the deliveries to the customers. A solar panel plant on the roof will supply the plant with renewable energy. The operations will be done by the same team as today and there will be a “Pickling Academy” demonstration room for pickling trainings, also in combination with welding to provide “a full solution to our customers.”

Martin Peruzzi, Chief Technical Officer at voestalpine Böhler Welding Group,
Our new factory for finishing chemicals will not only allow us to bring our production processes to the next level of efficiency but also establish a modern and even more safe manufacturing environment for our employees. Compared to our actual production site, also located in Malmö, the new factory will give us additional production capacity in order to expand our customer base and provide highest quality products. We are also happy that we have found a solution to continue our business in Malmö and therefore keep our experienced people on board.”