First Böhler representative office opened in Italy


Austrian brothers Arthur and Emil Böhler, representatives of the old Kapfenberg steel mill, whose origins date back to 1446, open their first sales office in Italy, in downtown Milan.

They begin by marketing both tool and construction steels, alloy and low-alloy.

In the early twentieth century, Böhler was the first company to sell high-speed steels in Italy, enjoying great success.


Distribution network expansion and services

After World War I, the company expanded, with new offices and warehouses equipped for cutting bars.


Società Italiana Acciai Böhler S.p.A.

Distribution of Böhler products is handled by Società Italiana Acciai Böhler S.p.A., headquartered in Milan; new sales agencies are opened in Brescia, Turin, Genoa, Padua, Bologna, and Naples to meet increased demand in the years of postwar reconstruction and the economic miracle of the 1960s.


VEREINIGTE EDELSTAHLWERKE AG (VEW) A new Society of Special Steel Manufacturers

As a result of the merger in Austria of BÖHLER, SCHOELLER-BLECKMANN and STEIRISCHE GUSSSTAHLWERKE AG, Böhler in Italy merges into VEW ACCIAI SpA


Reconstitution of the BÖHLER Society

After the reorganization of the Austrian parent company, VEW ACCIAI ITALIA S.p.A. changed its corporate name to BÖHLER ACCIAI ITALIA S.p.A., thus reviving the brand of ancient and glorious tradition.


Reorganization within BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM AG.

The Companies belonging to the Austrian Böhler Group are merged with the Swedish Companies of the Uddeholm Group to form BÖHLER UDDEHOLM AG, one of the world’s largest groups in the production and sale of tool steels.


BÖHLER UDDEHOLM AG Acquired by voestalpine AG

Linz-based voestalpine AG Group, a European leader in the steel industry, acquires Böhler Uddeholm AG Group.

Böhler Uddeholm, represents voestalpine’s Special Steel division, alongside the three divisions Steel, Metal Engineering and Metal Forming, and since 2011 takes on the new name voestalpine Edelstahl GmbH.

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