History



1446
 

First hammer works in Kapfenberg

1870
 

Gebrüder BÖHLER & CO is founded in Vienna

 

The 1870s. Reigning in Europe are Queen Victoria, Czar Alexander II, Emperor William I and his Chancellor Bismarck, and Emperor Franz Joseph in Austria.
Vienna, already a city of a million people, is a European economic magnet. The Böhler brothers from Frankfurt are also drawn to this aspiring city. As shrewd salesmen, they are attracted by the high quality of Styrian steel, for which they see great, and underutilized, market potential.
In 1870 they negotiate exclusive agency with the imperial chartered cast steel plant in Kapfenberg and found Gebrüder Böhler & Co Handelsgesellschaft company, with headquarters in Vienna, on April 15.
1900
 

Development of the revolutionary BÖHLER high speed steel "BÖHLER RAPID"

 

Offices in Tokyo, Shanghai and the United States

1975
 

BÖHLER, SCHOELLER-BLECKMANN and STEIRISCHE GUSSSTAHLWERKE AG are united to form a new enterprise of special steel makers VEREINIGTE EDELSTAHLWERKE AG (VEW)

1988
 

The company BÖHLER was reconstructed from VEW into BÖHLER GmbH and SCHOELLER-BLECKMANN GmbH

1990
 

VOEST ALPINE STAHL AG purchases the swedish company, UDDEHOLM AB

1991
 

Re-organization within BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM AG of the BÖHLER group Austria

1995
 

Partial-privatization of the BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM AG

1999
 

Initial operation of a unit for the production of powder metallurgic high speed steel and tool steel

2000
 

Initial operation of a VACUUM INDUCTION MELTING FURNACE (VIM) for the production of materials with the highest degree of purity

2003
 

Commissioning of an AOD-Converter. To additioning of the capacity and also to charge optimizing at the steel production. Complete-privatization of the BÖHLER UDDEHOLM AG.

2006/2007
 

Extension of the special steel plant

2008
 

BÖHLER UDDEHOLM AG takeover by voestalpine AG

2007/2010
 

New forging line

2012/2013
 

Extension of the BÖHLER UDDEHOLM powder metallurgy and construction of the HUB Kapfenberg

2014
 

Expansion of bright steel capacities in Deuchendorf