voestalpine BÖHLER Bleche – Always on the move

The history of voestalpine BÖHLER Bleche spans nearly 150 years, featuring many great inventions and developments. Be it tool steel or high speed steel, be it corrosion resistant specialities or nickel-base alloys, voestalpine BÖHLER Bleche has been involved in the development of these materials from the very beginning. For instance hardenable chromium stainless steel, a material that conquered the world from Mürzzuschlag .

voestalpine BÖHLER Bleche protects and fosters this innovative spirit, upgrading and improving currently available techniques alongside the development of new processes. voestalpine BÖHLER Bleche thus positions itself as an ever more important and indeed indispensable partner of high-tech manufacturers.


Foundation of a Brother-hood of 10 forging shops


Heinrich Bleckmann acquires the Mürz-Hammer named "PHOENIX"

1863 - 1874

Extension of the forging shops to an integrated steel mill


Invention of the corrosion resistant stainless steel by Max Mauermann


Merging of Schoeller and Bleckmann to Schoeller-Bleckmann AG


Merging of the Austrian fine steel producers to "Vereinigte Edelstahlwerke AG" (VEW)


Foundation of BÖHLER to Böhler GmbH and Schoeller-Bleckmann GmbH


Acquisition of the Swedish Company Uddeholm AG and foundation of BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM AG


Foundation of BÖHLER Bleche GmbH, a company of the BÖHLER-UDDEHLOM group

1995, 1996

Privatization of BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM AG (75% private, 25% state owned)


Full privatization of BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM AG


Integration of BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM AG into voestalpine


Change of the legal form and the name of BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM AG into voestalpine Edelstahl GmbH


Start-up of the new DUO rolling mill

In 2013, the new DUO rolling mill was opened in Mürzzuschlag.


In 2017, the company's name was changed from BÖHLER Bleche GmbH & Co KG to voestalpine BÖHLER Bleche GmbH & Co KG