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In 1870 Albert and Emil Böhler purchased steel from a number of different manufacturers and sold it from their company in Vienna.  Their sales, organizational and logistical skills were such that in 1894 they were able to buy the Kapfenberg crucible steel works in Kapfenberg, Styria.  They modernized the plant, expanded the product range and increased production, establishing the name Böhler and quickly becoming synonymous with the term "The Best in Special Steels".  Innovatively, through a Sales and Customer Service network, unrivalled at the time, the Böhler tradition of being close to the customer was founded, which is still embedded in our culture today.

1446
FIRST HAMMER FORGE IN KAPFENBERG
1870
GEBRÜDER BÖHLER & CO WAS FOUNDED IN VIENNA
1894
ACQUISITION OF KAPFENBERG'S STEEL MILL
1908
FIRST 3T ELECTRIC ARC FURNACE
1910
STEAM-POWERED HAMMER "KONSUL" WITH A HAMMER WEIGHT OF 20T
1938
NEW WORKS BUILT AT DEUCHENDORF
1944
1200T PRESS IN THE FORGING SHOP
1967
DEVELOPMENT AND COMMISSIONING OF THE ESR (ELECTRIC-SLAG-REMELTING) - PLANT
1986
VACUUM ARC FURNACE STARTED REMELTING HEAVY-DUTY-MATERIALS
1988
MULTI LINE ROLLING MILL STARTED PRODUCTION OF STEEL BARS
1991
THE AUSTRIAN BÖHLER GROUP AND SWEDISH UDDEHOLM GROUP MERGED TO FORM THE "BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM GROUP", CREATING THE WORLD'S LARGEST TOOL STEEL MANUFACTURER WITH AN EXTENSIVE SALES NETWORK FOR SPECIALITY STEEL PRODUCTS

THE BÖHLER GROUP WITHIN BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM AG WAS RE-ORGANISED TO FORM:
· BOHLER EDELSTAHL GMBH
· BÖHLER SPECIAL FORGINGS GMBH
· BÖHLER WELDING AUSTRIA GMBH
· BÖHLER SHEET AND PLATE GMBH 
1999
START OF PRODUCTION AT NEW PLANT FOR POWDER METALLURGY HIGH SPEED AND TOOL STEELS
2000
VACUUM INDUCTION FURNACE (VIM) STARTED MELTING HEAVY-DUTY MATERIALS
2004
AOD-CONVERTER TO INCREASE CAPACITY AND OPTIMISE STEEL PRODUCTION
2007
BOHLER-UDDEHOLM GROUP IS INTEGRATED INTO THE VOEST ALPINE STEEL GROUP
2008
FOUNDATION OF BOHLER INDIA (BOHLER HIGH PERFORMANCE METALS PRIVATE LIMITED) IN MUMBAI
2009
OPENING OF NEW WAREHOUSE FACILITY IN KHOPOLI NEAR MUMBAI

Today BÖHLER is one of the world’s most important companies in the development and production of SPECIAL STEELS and is considered to be one of the leading TOOL and HIGH SPEED STEEL manufacturers.


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Bohler Mill in the early days