A Reason To Celebrate
GAWDA MEMBER ANNIVERSARIES: 150 years voestalpine Böhler Welding
Böhler & Co was founded in 1870 in Vienna, Austria by brothers Emil Otto & Albert Friedrich Böhler. The Böhler brothers saw tremendous value in high quality steel and a great and underutilized market potential. The company has been in the welding consumables business since 1926. Böhler (which would later become Böhler Thyssen Welding) was integrated into the voestalpine Group as part of the Metal Engineering Division. Today, the company has been rebranded to voestalpine Böhler Welding, as part of voestalpine AG, one of the world’s leading specialty steel makers, bringing its comprehensive steel and welding expertise under one roof.
The Böhler Welding brand philosophy, “Lasting Connections,” is the basis for all of the company’s actions and decisions. On one hand, this is reflected in its high-quality products, services and solutions, which are being applied successfully globally, but even more so in the lasting relationships it has built with customers and partners globally.
“Focused on filler metals, voestalpine Böhler Welding offers extensive technical consultation and individual solutions for industrial welding and soldering applications,” says Chrisophe Gregoir, Managing Director, voestalpine Böhler Welding USA. “Our deep metallurgical know-how and our long-term experience enable us to give the best technical advice to our customers and solve their most demanding challenges.”
voestalpine Böhler Welding has more than 50 subsidiaries in over 25 countries, with the support of approximately 2,300 employees, and through more than 1,000 distribution partners worldwide. Customers in over 180 countries benefit from voestalpine Böhler Welding expertise. With 150 years of experience, including more than 100 years in welding consumables, Böhler Welding has actively shaped the history of welding technology and will continue to do so in the future.