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Employee participation plan

voestalpine has had an employee participation plan since 2001, and it has been continually expanded since that date. Today the employee foundation is the second largest voestalpine shareholder. In addition to all the employees in Austria, personnel in Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, and Romania hold company shares. As of March 31, 2018, roughly 25,100 employees have a stake in voestalpine AG through the voestalpine Mitarbeiterbeteiligung Privatstiftung; they hold about 22.8 million shares which, due to the general bundling of voting rights, represent 12.9% of the company’s share capital. In addition, the foundation also manages around 2 million "private shares" owned by current and former employees; this corresponds to about 1.1% of the voting shares.

In total, as of March 31, 2018, 14% of voestalpine AG’s share capital is owned by employees.

About voestalpine

In its business segments, voestalpine is a globally leading technology and capital goods group with a unique combination of material and processing expertise. With its top-quality products and system solutions using steel and other metals, it is a leading partner to the automotive and consumer goods industries in Europe and to the aerospace, oil and gas industries worldwide. The voestalpine Group is also the world market leader in turnout technology, special rails, tool steel, and special sections.


50 Countries on all 5 continents
500 Group companies and locations
51,600 Employees worldwide

Earnings FY 2017/18

€ 13 Billion


€ 2 Billion


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