Bohler-Uddeholm Corporation shall strive to always have the best known brands in the field of high performing metal solutions for tooling and industrial components in selected business segments in the US. Our services, competencies, and products shall be well known and easily available to the entire supply chain, including the users of finished tools and components.
To persistently support our customers in achieving solutions with focus on the shortest time-to-market and the best total economy. Our offer to customers includes outstanding services, technical advice, and best in class products. It is based on a comprehensive understanding of our customers’ businesses. Our highly trained and motivated employees understand that our existence is guaranteed only by the highest degree of integrity, and through commitment and fulfillment of our obligations towards our customers and owners.
VALUES AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Focus: Total customer satisfaction for internal and external customers.
Community Needs: Contributing members of our local communities, and upstanding corporate citizens in the professional organizations to which we belong.
Ethical Behavior: Integrity, honesty and fairness, in everything we do.
Excellence: Our way of life. Consistently superior performance and continuously striving for quality improvement.
Fairness: Belief in the worth and dignity of the individual, without bias or prejudice, is our foundation for all interactions.
Financial Reasonableness: Careful planning for future trends, wise stewardship of resources, high quality products and services at a reasonable and fair cost.
Bohler-Uddeholm’s first operation in North America was established in 1925, based on the foundation that first class tool steel only goes part of the way toward providing an optimum solution to a tool user. Through liaison with toolmakers, tool users and product designers we develop complete solutions for optimal economy. The supply of the tooling material is vital.
Our Steel Service Centers and The Steel Store carry an extensive stock of tooling materials. They are strategically located allowing us to provide fast and dependable service anywhere in the United States and Canada. These Service Centers are supported by a highly-trained technical sales force and by local and international metallurgical support staffs.
Bohler-Uddeholm Corporation is part of the voestalpine Group. The voestalpine Group is a steel-based technology and capital goods group that operates worldwide. Headquartered in Linz, voestalpine Group has been on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1995 and is one of the best-performing ATX companies. The voestalpine Group consists of four divisions, represented by 500 companies with locations in more than 50 countries on five continents. In the business year 2014/15, the voestalpine Group reported revenue of EUR 11.2 billion and an operation result (EBITDA) of EUR 1.53 billion; it had around 47,500 employees worldwide.
With its top-quality products, the Group is one of the leading partners to the automotive and consumer goods industries in Europe and to the oil and gas industries worldwide. Sales subsidiaries operate in 47 countries, with approximately 100,000 customers throughout the world. Key customers include: the automotive and automotive suppliers industries, tool and machine tool manufacturers, aircraft manufactures, consumer goods and electronic industries, wood and saw industries, textile and paper industries, steel and apparatus construction, power station and plant construction. Additionally, the voestalpine Group is also the world market leader in turnout technology, special rails, tool steel and special sections.
The Group has production sites in Austria, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, USA, Brazil and Mexico and heat treatment and coating operations in key markets.
Learn more about the company's history on www.voestalpine.com.
Our main manufacturing mills in Hagfors, Sweden. Kapfenberg, Austria, Sumare, Brazil, and Weitzler, Germany have been world-renowned for their innovation for well over 300 years. The first recorded sale to the North American market dates back to the early 1800’s.
Today, Bohler-Uddeholm continues to play the role of innovator within the Tooling Industry. Aggressive capital investment, product development and process development plans ensure that we will maintain this role well into the future. In the North American market, continuous improvement is our goal when it comes to our product line, our service capabilities, and our capacity to offer technical support to our customers. A domestic inventory exceeding 30 million pounds is processed by our arsenal of saws, rotary grinders, surface grinders and milling machines, located in over 20 facilities, offering the ultimate in service and performance to our Tooling Partners.
We are also developing new and more creative grades within our Specialty Steel markets, focused on the needs of the Power Generation, Oil and Gas, Aerospace, and the Knife Industries.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Research and development play a strategic role at Bohler-Uddeholm. We know that precise process and material research is the basis for producing the highest quality products. In order to keep up with the constant demand for improved materials, Bohler-Uddeholm maintains a close intensive cooperation with universities and research centers and supports the exchange of information at all levels.
The knowledge of our technical experts who are engaged in fundamental research ultimately results in superior value to our customers. Our research activities yield the most modern high performance tool steel and high speed steel produced by means of 3rd Generation Powder Metallurgy Production, Electro-Slag Remelting (ESR), Vacuum Induction Melting (VIM), and Vacuum Arc Remelting (VAR).