voestalpine is a leading global provider of product and system solutions in steel and other metals. Its significant level of material and processing expertise is applied in technology-intensive industries and niche sectors which demand the highest quality standards. The voestalpine Group consists of four divisions.
The Steel Division generates the most revenue in the Group. It is the leader in highest quality strip steel, as well as the global market leader in heavy plate for the most sophisticated applications, and complex casings for large turbines.
The Steel Division produces advanced hot and cold-rolled steel, as well as electrogalvanized, hot-dip galvanized and organically coated steel strip. Its other activities include electrical steel, heavy plate, a foundry, and a number of downstream sectors–the Steel & Service Center and the logistics service are managed as independent companies. In Corpus Christi, Texas, the division operates the world’s most advanced direct reduction plant which produces high-quality prematerials (HBI) used in steel production both by voestalpine and external customers. The main divisional company and its largest operative enterprise is voestalpine Stahl GmbH in Linz.
The division is the first port of call for major automotive manufacturers and suppliers requiring strategic product development, and supports its customers around the world. It is also a key partner to the European white goods and mechanical engineering industries. The Steel Division produces heavy plate for the oil & natural gas industries, and for renewable energy, used under extreme conditions including for deep-sea pipelines and in permafrost regions.
High Performance Metals Division
The High Performance Metals Division was established through the acquisition of Böhler-Uddeholm AG; it is a group of affiliated companies specialized in producing and processing technologically-sophisticated high performance materials, as well as customer-specific services including heat treatment, high-tech surface treatments, and additive manufacturing processes. Its production companies are located in Austria, Germany, Sweden, Brazil, and the USA. The High Performance Metals Division offers its customers material availability and processing, together with local contacts via its global network of sales and service centers.
The High Performance Metals Division manufactures long products, narrow strip, open die and closed die forgings in special steel. It is the global market leader for tool steel and a leading provider of high-speed steel, valve steels and other products made from special steels, as well as powder materials, nickel-based alloys and titanium. The most important customer segments are automotive, oil and natural gas exploration, mechanical engineering, as well as the consumer goods and aerospace industries.
The primary customer group is the tooling industry which mainly supplies the automotive and consumer goods industries. The second pillar of the division lies in components for extremely demanding applications in the oil & natural gas industry and in aerospace. The High Performance Metals Division is the leading global supplier to the aerospace industry. Companies in the division supply materials and components for engines and engine mountings, for fuselages, wings, and tail units, as well as components for landing gear, doors, and hatches, as well as forged parts.
Metal Engineering Division
The Metal Engineering Division integrates the voestalpine Group’s activities for long products in the steel, rail, wire and seamless tube business segments. It is the global market leader in turnout technology and associated signaling technology, as well as the European market leader in high-quality rails and quality wire. The division is also a leading provider of high-quality welding consumables.
The Metal Engineering Division produces the world’s broadest assortment of high-quality rails and switch products, high-quality rod wire and drawn wire, pre-finished seamless tubes, medium and high-alloyed welding consumables, as well as semi-finished steel products.
The division also offers complete logistics and service packages for the rail and turnout technology business segments, including planning, transport, logistics, installation, and recycling. The Metal Engineering Division also has access to its own high-quality steelmaking facilities.
Products manufactured by the Metal Engineering Division are delivered worldwide to customers in the railway infrastructure, oil & natural gas, automotive, mechanical engineering, and construction industries.
Metal Forming Division
The Metal Forming Division is the competence center at voestalpine for highly developed special sections, tube and precision strip steel productions, as well as pre-finished system components made from pressed, stamped, and roll-formed parts. Around the world the division produces special tubes and sections to customer specifications, as well as highest quality precision steel tubes. The division also offers pioneering automotive body parts used in lightweight construction to the automotive industry and renowned suppliers. It also produces cold-rolled special strip steel for use in the most advanced applications. The division is also known as a provider of intelligent rack system solutions for complex logistics challenges.
The division’s flexible, mid-sized units have the expertise to provide their customers with fast solutions to problems in all phases of the development and production process. Among its customers are practically all of the leading manufacturers in the automotive and automotive supply industries, with a definite focus on the premium segment, as well as numerous companies in the commercial vehicle, construction, storage, energy and (agricultural) machinery industries. Thanks to a combination of material expertise and processing competence which is unique in the industry, paired with its global presence, this division is the preferred partner to customers looking for innovation and quality.