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voestalpine’s companies engage with their regional environment in multifaceted ways. The Steel Division, for example, has played an active role as a sponsor of art and culture for more than 50 years. The division’s support has helped to bring about the Kulturgemeinschaft voestalpine (voestalpine Cultural Society) in Linz, Austria, a highly active network of current and former employees, who spend their leisure time engaging in fine arts, music, or history.

The Erinnerungszeichen (Signs of Remembrance) project related to the history of the city of Linz was launched during the reporting period in collaboration with the company’s Linz Training Center.

The voestalpine cultural society

The voestalpine Linz Choir and the voestalpine Brass Band make up the Cultural Society’s musical branch. Both are steeped in a long tradition, and their music has graced many an event through the years, both inside and outside the company. The Brass Band’s annual concert in the Brucknerhaus Linz is a fixture of the local cultural scene.

The Cultural Society’s fine arts section encompasses a fine arts group and a ceramics workshop. Both are located in a building within voestalpine’s Linz facility and regularly organize exhibits.

Interest in the company’s history also is a fixture of the voestalpine Cultural Society. Retired employees have been active in the Geschichteclub Stahl (Steel History Club Association) for more than 30 years. The Association has rendered outstanding services to the community at large, especially by designing exhibitions and archiving photographs and objects. To this day, the Association’s members make a pivotal contribution to assessments and analyses of the company’s history from its beginnings in the years 1938–1945 all the way to current developments.

Erinnerungszeichen (signs of remembrance)

Analyzing and appraising its own history is a matter of great importance to the voestalpine Group. In 2014, the Museum of Contemporary History (Zeitgeschichte MUSEUM) created a permanent place of remembrance and memorialization dedicated to the fate of the forced laborers used between 1938 and 1945 in the construction and operation of the Linz plant of the entity named “Reichswerke Hermann Göring AG Berlin.” The city of Linz itself continues to focus on actively re-examining and remembering the period of National Socialism. The artist, Andreas Strauss, won a design competition aiming to create personalized remembrances in public spaces for victims of the Nazis.

His proposal consists of metal stelae with doorbells on which are engraved the last freely chosen residences, the names as well as the dates of birth and death of Jews in Linz who became victims of the Nazis. Apprentices at the Steel Division’s Linz training center will produce these stelae. The artist was keen on including young people in the project. He will collaborate with the apprentices directly so that he can introduce them in greater depth to the project’s backdrop and the remembrances for victims of the Nazi regime.

About voestalpine

In its business segments, voestalpine is a globally leading steel and technology group with a unique combination of materials and processing expertise. voestalpine, which operates globally, has around 500 Group companies and locations in more than 50 countries on all five continents. It has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1995. With its top-quality products and system solutions, it is a leading partner to the automotive and consumer goods industries as well as the aerospace and oil & gas industries, and is also the world market leader in railway systems, tool steel, and special sections. voestalpine is fully committed to the global climate goals and is working intensively to develop technologies which will allow it to decarbonize and reduce its CO2 emissions over the long term. In the business year 2019/20, the Group generated revenue of EUR 12.7 billion, with an operating result (EBITDA) of EUR 1.2 billion; it had about 49,000 employees worldwide.


50 Countries on all 5 continents
500 Group companies and locations
49,000 Employees worldwide

Earnings FY 2019/20

€ 12.7 Billion


€ 1.2 Billion


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