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COVID-19 Corona Virus: No critical problems for the supply chain of Breitenfeld Edelstahl AG

With reference to the current regulation of the Federal Government regarding containment of the corona virus, the following statement or measures are done by Breitenfeld Edelstahl AG: We assure our customers that the production and supply chain of Breitenfeld Edelstahl AG fully meets the government’s requirements. We adapt to the new situation and try to maintain the uninterrupted service for our customers in compliance with the legal requirements. We have immediately implemented all applicable and possible activities to ensure the integrity and continuity of the business. In addition, we have implemented strict health measures that have been communicated to all […]

How I became a metallurgist and metal forming engineer

Since I started my apprenticeship I have been able to enhance my knowledge in the different areas of our company. I started out at the forge training workshop for a two-month basic course during which I learnt basic skills, such as filing, sawing, welding, drilling and forging. This was followed by two months in the laboratory where I gained deeper insights into the processing of samples, working with analytical devices, the methods of analysing the composition of our steel and the treatment of our water for and after various processes. After I had completed my first year of vocational school, […]

First Breitenfeld Health Day

Maintaining and promoting good health! Workplace health promotion is an essential part of the philosophy at Breitenfeld Edelstahl AG. Exercise and therapy programs are continuously offered to our employees, and we run regular workplace checks with regards to occupational safety and health protection. This year’s highlight was the first Breitenfeld Health Day on September 19. The offered services ranged from presentations and activity stations to individual consultations about prevention and health. Our partners Merkur Lifestyle GmbH, VAMED, Hot Pot, HLW Krieglach, Trauner Zelte and Elektro Graff contributed to the great success of this event. At various stations, employees had to […]

Changes in the Executive Board of Breitenfeld Edelstahl AG

The last couple months since the merger of the Breitenfeld Group to Breitenfeld Edelstahl AG have been as intensive as they have been successful. Sales in the ingot and bar steel business sectors could be significantly increased in terms of value and volume. As a result of this extremely positive development additional investments and the decision to further expand our special steel plant were made. These large-scale investments amounted to more than EUR 6 million and included a third electro-slag remelting plant with the appropriate infrastructure, such as annealing furnace, tilting device and an electrode welding plant. These new investments […]

Sustainability, environment, industry

The aim of every manufacturing company must be the production in the requested quality with minimum use of resources and time – this is in the company’s own interest and is also its responsibility towards the environment and fellow human beings. The biggest challenges in the steel industry are ensuring resource- and thus cost-efficient production in order to compete on the global scene in the long run. This includes the efficient use of raw materials and energy as well as making sure there is a constructive and positive corporate culture which makes employees commit themselves to the company for a […]

Arbeitsschutz mit Goldvisier

Occupational safety with gold-plated visors

The safety of our employees is our top priority, and therefore we are constantly working on preventing accidents in advance and on increasing occupational safety in our daily routines. In the metal-processing industry, occupational safety with coated surfaces is often used to protect employees from excessive exposure to radiant heat. Helmets with a gold visor offer protection against IR and radiant heat, that occur when working near melting furnaces and ladles. Gold-coated helmets are not only used in steel mills but also in aerospace.

TRIGOS Award Steiermark 2019

We receive the coveted sustainability award TRIGOS Styria 2019

TRIGOS is Austria’s award for a responsible management and has since 2004 been presented to companies that assume a leading role and set an example for responsible management and sustainability. TRIGOS stands for projects that contribute to sustainability of the Austrian economy, society and environment. Several Austrian companies have worked on, submitted and been nominated for innovative and trendsetting projects, initiatives and strategies in the past fourteen years. This year, we received the renowned TRIGOS Styria 2019 award for our project Recycling economy in the steel industry at the TRIGOS gala in the former university of Graz. The Breitenfeld family […]


A statement for climate protection

With energy efficiency and recycling we are a making a statement for climate protection 🌍 Article in “Obersteirische Nachrichten”, issued May 29./31. on page 31 (in German) In order to preserve a planet worth living for future generations it is necessary to use energy and resources as sparingly as possible. Everybody needs to take action – from citizens to industrial plants. In the electric arc furnace at Breitenfeld Edelstahl AG (the biggest in Austria), electricity is used to recycle scrap. Efficiency is a top priority there: As little energy as possible should be used to produce each ton of steel. Time […]

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Nomination for the TRIGOS Styria Award

We are nominated for the TRIGOS Styria Award in the category Exemplary projects! 🍀 All TRIGOS Styria 2019 nominees (in German) The aim of every manufacturing company must be the production in the requested quality with minimum use of resources and time – this is in the company’s own interest and also its responsibility towards the environment and fellow human beings. The biggest challenges in the steel industry are ensuring resource- and thus cost-efficient production in order to compete on the global scene in the long run. This includes the efficient use of raw materials and energy as well as […]

Aktuelle Jobs Industrie Obersteiermark

Join our world!

Breitenfeld Edelstahl AG is a specialist supplier of stainless steels and forged products. An essential part for achieving success in any company are highly skilled professionals. The foundation of our competence and of our demands for quality and service is the high qualification of our employees. This is why we offer our employees training opportunities, appropriate chances for career development and an interesting work environment. In order to be able to meet our high demands today and in the future, we need excellent team members. Do you want to become a team player in Breitenfeld? Apply and become a part […]

Breitenfeld Edelstahl AG is one of Austria’s Top 10 employers 2019

This spring, TREND Magazine selected Austria’s 300 best employers for 2019. Breitenfeld Edelstahl AG made it into the Top 10 Best Employers in Austria, is industry winner in the category “Raw materials, energy, supply and disposal” and also the best employer in Styria. “Top Employers 2019” is a list of 300 Austrian companies that have been selected for their success as excellent employers by the business magazine trend in cooperation with the employer rating platform kununu and Statista, an online portal for statistics. In order to determine the best employers in Austria, the willingness to recommend one’s own employer was […]

77 years of Breitenfeld family

On January 6, 1942, “Eisenwerk Breitenfeld” was founded here at the location in St. Barbara-Mitterdorf. This successful path would have never been possible without the hard work and dedication of all our employees. We are looking forward to the next 77 years.

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Slag – a tool for steel production

Slag is the tool of steel production. The lighter slag floats on the melt and can absorb and bind unwanted elements from the steel. By that, you can increase the so-called degree of purity of the steel. After the work being done the slag has different colorings (depending on the elements absorbed) and is nothing more than artificially produced rock.


The wondrous world of chemistry

Depending on its chemical composition, steel changes its properties very strongly. If it contains more than 12% chromium, it is coated with a chromium oxide layer only a few atoms thick, which protects it from corrosion. An example of such stainless steel is cutlery. By immersing stainless steel in saline solutions, the salt eats wholes into the protective layer. This can happen, for example, when too much salt is used in the dishwasher.

Merger of the Breitenfeld family

In the fiscal year 2017/18, Breitenfeld Edelstahl AG benefited from a very good market situation. Structural changes reduced business processes in order to respond more quickly and efficiently to market changes. In April 2018, Breitenfeld AG, Schmiedetechnik Breitenfeld GmbH and Sonderstahlwerk Breitenfeld GmbH were merged retroactively with June 30, 2017 to Breitenfeld Edelstahl AG. The merger took place because of several reasons. The whole product range now appears under the brand “Breitenfeld Edelstahl” and with that, the whole Breitenfeld Edelstahl family grows further together. Breitenfeld Edelstahl AG can look back on an extremely positive business development in the fiscal year […]


Electric arc furnace, steel and recycling

As of today, the most efficient way to recycle steel is the electric arc furnace (EAF). The steel is produced by passing high currents through huge graphite electrodes into the scrap. Between two of our graphite electrodes flows about as much current as through 200,000 light bulbs.

Peeling machine and efficient finishing line

In our forge in St. Barbara, we produce bar steel that we primarily deliver to our European core markets Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. Today, bar steel is primarily supplied to the market in processed form – that’s why in addition to hot working and heat treatment, an efficient finishing line for processed bar steel is required. The latest and youngest addition to our Breitenfeld family is Hall 10, built in 2016. This new hall will house the new finishing line for peeled bar steel and the new peeling machine. The hall is 112 m long and 25 m wide […]