The history of VÍTKOVICE STEEL begins in 1830 after the puddling furnace in the Rudolf smelter, the absolute first puddling furnace in Austria, is fired up. In the following years the factory was developed and new plants built. The predecessors of the modern rolling mills were inaugurated in 1913.
More than a century of know-how, along with modern business management, has made the company a leading manufacturer of hot rolled steel products. The current main product mix consists of plates, sheet piles, cutouts and beams.
Historic milestones of the company:
1830 - Rudolph smelter
1913 - Heavy beams rolling mill (manufacture of sheet piles)
1971 - 3.5 Kvarto sheet rolling mill
2001 - VÍTKOVICE STEEL, Inc. established
2005 - VÍTKOVICE STEEL is acquired by EVRAZ in privatization
2014 - VÍTKOVICE STEEL is acquired by a group of private investors
2015 - Closure of steelworks, transition to production from imported slabs