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.
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.
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.
The Iron Foundry Society Sulzau-Werfen was acquired by the Weinberger Family. Under the new management production increased.
The mine was closed and blast furnace operations ceased after the local iron-ore deposits were exhausted.
Cast steel and semi-steel rolls
Production of cast steel and semi-steel rolls started, primarily for the steel industry.
Hot strip mill rolls
Horizontal spin casting plant went into operation for the production of hot-strip mill rolls.
Expansion of the casting shop, annealing shop and the mechanical workshops.
Installation of a data bank for all parts of the company to store and process all the information related to orders.
Installation of new ultra-sound testing equipment. Modernisation and expansion of machinery.
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.
100th anniversary of ownership of the Eisenwerk Sulzau-Werfen by the Weinberger Family.
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
Measures to protect the environment, modernisation of machinery, expansion of melting and annealing capacity.
Companies are assessed in figures. Here are the most important dates and facts about ESW at a glance. More details in the following graph.ESW Infografik 2020