Oldbury firm hosts Austrian ambassador and trade commissioner

logoOldbury-based firm Bohler-Uddeholm Limited recently welcomed Austrian ambassador Dr Martin Eichtinger and the Austrian trade commissioner Dr Christian Kesberg to its award-winning distribution facility.

Bohler-Uddeholm Limited is the UK arm of Austrian-based voestalpine Group’s special steel division. Headquartered in Linz, Austria voestalpine Group is a global steel-based technology and capital goods company.

The group is represented by 500 companies and locations in more than 50 countries on five continents. It consists of four divisions and is one of the leading partners to the automotive and consumer goods industries in Europe and to the oil and gas industries worldwide.

The voestalpine Group is also the world market leader in turnout technology, special rails, special steels and special sections. With an emphasis on high-quality products, the group’s turnover is in excess of €11bn.

Bohler-Uddeholm holds over 3000 tonnes of special steels at its warehouse in Oldbury, which is equipped with 17 automatic saws, including specialised saw systems. The company offers fast track picking and cutting services, demagnetising and comprehensive machining and grinding facilities. It also offers an in-house laboratory and testing facility to its customers.

The Black Country Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) reported on its website that Austrian ambassador Dr. Martin Eichtinger commented: “Bohler-Uddeholm, world leader in high quality special steels, is also one of the most successful Austrian companies in the UK. My recent visit to its new logistics facility and operations hub gave me great insights into the future of warehouse efficiency”.

Managing director of Bohler-Uddeholm, Tom Gowans, explained how being part of one of the world’s largest businesses has supported the UK: “The mill structures and the strength of the voestalpine special steels division means the UK business benefits from a strong supply chain, extensive product portfolio and financial backing. This has allowed the UK to invest in a difficult market, ensuring it is more efficient and better placed to meet both current and future demands.”

For more information visit www.bohler-uddeholm.co.uk.