A century of innovations
Medieval hammers, powered by the force of the rivers. Inventors, ideas, patents, and companies founded in the pioneering days of European heavy industry. Revolutionary progress, restructuring, new technologies, growth.
We are the heirs to groundbreaking inventions and we recognize the responsibility this brings. BÖHLER companies today are based on sites with a long tradition in steelworking.
First hammer works in Kapfenberg
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.
Development of the revolutionary BÖHLER high speed steel „BÖHLER RAPID“
Offices in Tokyo, Shanghai and the United States
BÖHLER, SCHOELLER-BLECKMANN and STEIRISCHE GUSSSTAHLWERKE AG are united to form a new enterprise of special steel makers VEREINIGTE EDELSTAHLWERKE AG (VEW)
The company BÖHLER was reconstructed from VEW into BÖHLER GmbH and SCHOELLER-BLECKMANN GmbH
VOEST ALPINE STAHL AG purchases the swedish company UDDEHOLM AB
Re-organization within BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM AG of the BÖHLER group Austria
Partial-privatization of the BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM AG
Initial operation of a unit for the production of powder metallurgic high speed steel and tool steel
Initial operation of a VACUUM INDUCTION MELTING FURNACE (VIM) for the production of materials with the highest degree of purity
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.
Extension of the special steel plant
BÖHLER UDDEHOLM AG takeover by voestalpine AG
New forging line
Extension of the BÖHLER UDDEHOLM powder metallurgy and construction of the HUB Kapfenberg
Expansion of bright steel capacities in Deuchendorf
BÖHLER IN SPAIN
BÖHLER arrived to Spain by the early 1900s through an agency located in Bilbao. Later, in 1932, the company decided to establish its own Spanish delegation in Barcelona.
Nowadays BÖHLER is a division of BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM IBÉRICA, whose headquarters are in Barcelona. Thanks to our warehouses and service centers in Barcelona and Bilbao we can reach our customers with proximity and deliver the best technical and logistic support to the whole Spanish territory.