OUR TRADITION:
SHAPING THE FUTURE

ESW is nowadays one of the world’s leading producers of rolls for shaping steel. The origins go back to the year 1770. The company has been owned by the Weinberger Family for almost 120 years.

History:

1770
Meilenstein von First blast furnace

First blast furnace

Construction of a blast furnace and hammer mill on the site of the present foundry commissioned by the ruler of Salzburg, Prince-Archbishop Sigismund von Schrattenbach.

1850
Meilenstein von First chill-cast roll

First chill-cast roll

Production of the first chill-cast roll: expansion of the production programme. First production of chill-cast rolls by means of static casting.

1899
Meilenstein von New owner

New owner

The Iron Foundry Society Sulzau-Werfen was acquired by the Weinberger Family. Under the new management production increased.

1960
Meilenstein von Mining ceased

Mining ceased

The mine was closed and blast furnace operations ceased after the local iron-ore deposits were exhausted.

1965
Meilenstein von Cast steel and semi-steel rolls

Cast steel and semi-steel rolls

Production of cast steel and semi-steel rolls started, primarily for the steel industry.

1971
Meilenstein von Hot strip mill rolls

Hot strip mill rolls

Horizontal spin casting plant went into operation for the production of hot-strip mill rolls.

1976
Meilenstein von Computerised procedures

Computerised procedures

Computerised numerical control (CNC) introduced for the tool machines.

1987
Meilenstein von Production expanded

Production expanded

Expansion of the casting shop, annealing shop and the mechanical workshops.

1993
Meilenstein von Computerization

Computerization

Installation of a data bank for all parts of the company to store and process all the information related to orders.

1997
Meilenstein von Modernisation

Modernisation

Installation of new ultra-sound testing equipment. Modernisation and expansion of machinery.

1998
Meilenstein von Environmental Prize

Environmental Prize

ESW was awarded the Environmental Prize of Austrian Industries. Installation of a casting purification plant with a volume flow of 340 tsd.m3/hour, ISO-9001 Certification.

1999
Meilenstein von Anniversary

Anniversary

100th anniversary of ownership of the Eisenwerk Sulzau-Werfen by the Weinberger Family.

2009
Meilenstein von Expansion

Expansion

Takeover of the American special casting plant Miller Centrifugal Casting (MCC), one of the leading casting plants for the production of spin-cast rings for the steel industry

2010
Meilenstein von Waste reduction

Waste reduction

Measures to protect the environment, modernisation of machinery, expansion of melting and annealing capacity.

2018
Meilenstein von Expansion in processing

Expansion in processing

Installation and operation of a processing centre for lathing, milling and drilling. Simultaneous processing by two independent tools

Key figures:

Companies are assessed in figures. Here are the most important dates and facts about ESW at a glance. More details in the following graph.

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Logo of RUDOLF WEINBERGER
HOLDING GMBH

RUDOLF WEINBERGER
HOLDING GMBH

Logo of EISENWERK SULZAU-WERFEN
R.&E. WEINBERGER AG

EISENWERK SULZAU-WERFEN
R.&E. WEINBERGER AG

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DONAKO SP. Z O.O.

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MCC INTERNATIONAL

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