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The „Stahlstiftung“ (Steel Foundation) was founded in Linz, Austria in 1987, as an employee foundation. It’s task was and remains to provide former employees of the previous VOEST-ALPINE Group, as well as employees from a number of companies outside of the Group, who had to leave due to a crisis, with the opportunity of professional reorientation through up to four years of training and continuing education courses in order to compensate for, or at least alleviate, the impact of the job loss.

In the business year 2017/18, more than 88% of the participants looking for work were able to find new professional perspectives with the help of the Stahlstiftung. As of the reporting date March 31, 2018, a total of 374 individuals were receiving assistance from the Stahlstiftung, of whom 56.7% were former employees of the voestalpine Group. The total number of Stahlstiftung active members in the business year 2017/18 was 676, 12.2% fewer than the previous year’s figure (770 persons).

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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