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Visit to Voestalpine’s South African Operations

11/30/2018 AHK Süd-Afrika - News-Hauptkategorie

The Competence Centre for Mining and Mineral Resources visited Voestelpine’s South African operations on the 29th of November 2018. Voestalpine is a leading technology and capital goods group with combined material and processing expertise, holding global top positions in its business units. The Group focuses on products and system solutions based on steel and other metals of the highest quality in technology-intensive industries and niches.

Headquartered in Linz, Austria, Voestalpine is represented by 500 Group companies and locations in more than 50 countries on 5 continents. The Group consists of 4 divisions:

  • Steel
  • High Performance Metals
  • Metal Engineering and 
  • Metal Forming

Under the High Performance Metals, they have accompany called Uddeholm. It is within this group where they have a South African Subsidiary called Bolher Uddeholm. Bolher Uddeholm is a supplier of Welding Consumables for Joint Welding, Welding Helmets and Filler Metals for Repair, Anti-wear and Anti-corrosion.

These products are used in specialised mineral processing plant construction applications, Repair and maintenance and joining solutions in industrial applications. Bolher Uddeholm supplies are wide product range with on-site and off-site storage facilities storing more than 200 tons of Welding consumables at any given time.

Other services they offer include Metal Cutting and Heat Treatment. Bohler Uddeholm has 31 saws at its disposal in South Africa and have the capability to meet any metal cutting specification. Their heat treatment facilities include a Vacuum Hardening Furnace, Plasma Nitriding, Salt bath Furnaces and Tempering Furnaces.

They have branches in Johannesburg (Alberton), Pine Town, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.