Voestalpine acquires majority stake in premium welding wire manufacturer Italfil

by David Fleschen

Voestalpine Böhler Welding, a leading global company in the field of welding technology, acquires a majority stake in the premium welding wire manufacturer ITALFIL S.p.A. The Italian company currently has 110 employees and achieved an annual turnover of EUR 43 million in the past business year. For voestalpine, this acquisition expands the product portfolio, particularly in the semi and fully automated high-quality welding technology sector.

Voestalpine Böhler Welding, a company of the Metal Engineering Division of voestalpine AG, sets new standards worldwide for standard and special welding processes and, as a full-range supplier of welding solutions, offers a unique portfolio of services, welding consumables, accessories, and welding equipment.

"This acquisition brings us a significant step closer to our strategic goal of providing our customers with holistic solutions in the field of welding technology. By supplying ITALFIL S.p.A. with high-quality wire rod from our steel production in the future, we are also enhancing our value chain", said Franz Kainersdorfer, Member of the Management Board of Voestalpine AG and Head of the Metal Engineering Division.

With more than 100 years of experience, Voestalpine Böhler Welding, as a business unit of the voestalpine steel and technology Group, has significantly influenced the development of welding technology and set new standards with its innovative solutions. The company plays a leading role worldwide, ensuring the best results (“The Perfect Weld Seam”) for the most demanding applications in many industries thanks to its comprehensive product portfolio, welding expertise and global orientation as a complete solution provider. This focus is centered on its three areas of expertise: voestalpine Böhler Welding for joint welding, UTP for wear and corrosion protection and Fontargen Brazing for brazing.

Source and Photo: Voestalpine

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