Organization of Research and Development

Research and development at voestalpine are decentralized and located close to both the respective production facilities and the market. This global network of over 70 sites is controlled by the Research Board and through Research Coordination. Several formats serve to promote knowledge sharing and exploit synergistic potential: The Research Committee is responsible for comparative work regarding the research programs as well as for helping R&D managers to network; Group projects link the knowledge available in individual divisions; R&D expert clusters offer platforms for researchers to discuss particular topics; and the so-called Synergy Platform (the Group’s own annual conference that receives external inputs from internationally renowned experts) also promotes face-to-face meetings and networking.

Organization of research and development (organizational chart)

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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