“Since 1990, ANDRITZ has acquired around 70 companies with complementary product portfolios”
ANDRITZ AG celebrating its 170th anniversary
What began in 1852 with the production of metal goods such as wire nails, chains, iron gratings and grave crosses developed into a market-leading, globally operating technology group.
ANDRITZ AG in Graz is celebrating a special anniversary: 170 years ago, the Hungarian Josef Körösi established the “k. k. privilegierte Maschinenfabrik und Eisengießerei” in Andritz near Graz, thus laying the foundation stone for today's ANDRITZ GROUP.
Today, the international technology group ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial segments.
The ANDRITZ GROUP has grown very strongly in the last few decades. Since 1990, ANDRITZ has acquired around 70 companies with complementary product portfolios and integrated them into the Group. The second key component of the company's successful growth is organic growth, driven primarily by research and development.
Every year, ANDRITZ spends around three percent of sales on innovation and research and development, including order-related work, to always provide its customers with the most modern and efficient technologies and products. In addition to the company’s own research centers and pilot plants, ANDRITZ also operates an active ideas and innovation management system, which promotes the ideas of its employees.
“ANDRITZ takes on the challenges in the fields of smart services and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)”
“The company already generates around 45% of its sales from green products”
The passion for cutting-edge engineering and outstanding innovations is also reflected in the way ANDRITZ takes on the challenges in the fields of smart services and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Thus, digitalization is an important focus of research and development work.
In the meantime, digital solutions from ANDRITZ Automation sold under the umbrella brand “Metris – ANDRITZ Digital Solutions” number among the leading solutions in industry. Thanks to new processes and tools, they are also equipped with a high level of protection against cyber-attacks, thus reducing the risk of production downtime to a minimum for customers.
In the development of all its innovative products and processes, ANDRITZ always pays great attention to environmental and climate protection and the conservation of natural resources.
The company already generates around 45% of its sales from green products, helping its customers comply with environmental specifications in the best possible way and to generate economic value added at the same time by reducing costs and increasing productivity.
In its research projects, ANDRITZ works closely with universities that are active in the relevant technologies. Many of the students supported by ANDRITZ through these cooperations decide to pursue a career with ANDRITZ after graduation.
The excellent training and vocational development opportunities at ANDRITZ are also reflected in apprentice training. As of the end of 2021, the entire Group employed 638 apprentices, 95 of them at the apprentice workshop in Graz, which was established in 1922 and is thus celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
The following apprenticeships are offered in Graz: electrician, office administrator, design engineer, construction fitter, mechanical engineering technician, metal-cutting mechanic, production metrology technician, operations logistics technician, materials technician, and installation and building services technician.
In addition to practical and theoretical specialist instruction, the training also includes English and team-building courses.
Apprentice training: “In addition to practical and theoretical specialist instruction, the training also includes English and team-building courses.”
“ANDRITZ is committed to a multi-cultural working environment with international career perspectives”
ANDRITZ offers a positive, safe, and balanced working environment in which all employees are treated with fairness and respect. The different backgrounds of the employees and diversity in any form are seen as a great enrichment and valued.
ANDRITZ is committed to a multi-cultural working environment with international career perspectives. Employees come from more than 32 different countries and more than 23 languages are spoken in the company.
International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro, and Separation. Technological leadership, global presence and sustainability are the cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 27,400 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.