Employee Structure

As of the annual reporting date (March 31, 2020), the voestalpine Group had a global workforce of 47,668 employees. Once 1,337 apprentices and 2,679 temporary employees are included, this number rises to a total of 49,682 full-time equivalents (FTEs).

Development of the number of employees

Personnel (excluding apprentices and temporary employees, head counts), per business year

Development of the number of employees (bar chart)

Employee structure by employment contract

In each case as of the March 31 reporting date; excl. full-time employees

Employee structure by employment contract (barchart)

Employment by country and region

voestalpine comprises about 500 Group companies and sites in 50 countries on five continents. A total of 44.8% of the company’s employees are based in Austria, and 55.2% work at sites outside of the country.

Employment by country and region (barchart)

voestalpine is considered an attractive employer in the countries in which it works. This facilitates local recruiting, with the result that most employees at any given site are local residents.

Workforce by region

As of the March 31, 2020, reporting date, based on FTEs

Workforce by region (pie chart)

German and English are the predominant languages in the voestalpine Group. Hence the Group’s most important publications are issued in these two languages, but they are translated into multiple other languages also; this applies to the Code of Conduct, the Corporate Responsibility Factsheet as well as the Employee Magazine.

Years of service and employee turnover

As in years past, in the business year 2019/20 employees who have up to five years of service with the Group make up the largest employee group, followed by employees who have been with voestalpine for a period of six to 15 years.

Years of service

As of the March 31, 2020, reporting date
All employees excluding apprentices, interns, freelancers, and master’s/doctoral degree candidates

Years of service (pie chart)

Numerous measures ensure that both the knowledge and the experience of our employees are put to the best use possible, thus continually enhancing voestalpine’s attractiveness as an employer. This also keeps the employee turnover rate low. In the business year 2019/20, the turnover rate for employment contracts terminated by mutual agreement or by the employee was 7.7%. The collection of data regarding new hires and departures takes all employees into account (including managing directors, Management Board members, temporary absentees; but excluding apprentices, interns, freelancers, master’s/doctoral degree candidates). There were 22 applications for each job opening, thus illustrating voestalpine’s attractiveness as an employer.

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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