our
Heritage

Our roots date back until the year 1880. So we are 137 years young and over all those years we have proven that we not only keep trace with the times and adapt to ever changing business environments but have something in our company DNA that allows us, to at least sometimes, be even ahead of the change that is coming around the next corner. We are curious, not only allow but even encourage our people to think and act outside the box. We do trust in diversity and in each other! And we are a family owned business with true entrepreneurs on the top. A unique spirit that went from father to son. Entrepreneurs that are always ready to take decisions and show responsibility. Owners that foster direct communication, give and ask for feedback are humble and provide enthusiasm and endless energy.

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The Steel

Launch of the Frankstahl web shop thesteel.com

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Continuation of the frankstahl history

Erwin Javor hands the company over to his son Marcel who already led the company for almost a decade.

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Frankstahl acquires Bogner Edelstahl

Frankstahl acquires the 100mio€ net worth business of Bogner Edelstahl in 5 countries. Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Romania and Bosnia-Herzegowina.

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Frankstahl RO

Founding of Frankstahl Romania

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The next expansion in south-eastern Europe

The steel-trading unit of the Helios Metal Center was taken over by FRANKSTAHL. The operations in Plovdiv were started in July 2007.

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06

The fourth joint venture

The foundations for the commencement of operative storage business in Romania were laid in 2006. The offices and the storage facility of the joint venture, which has again been founded with AluKönigStahl, are located in Bucharest.

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The third joint venture

2002 sees the foundation of the third joint venture in Slovakia. The company premises are located in Senec, around 20 km east of Bratislava, and have a covered storage area of 12,000m².

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The second joint venture

In line with the successful Czech model, the second joint venture with the AluKönigStahl company is officially opened in Hungary. KönigFrankstahl is located in Budapest and disposes over a covered storage area of around 10,000m².

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The first joint venture

Joint activities commence with the AluKönigStahl company. The first joint venture, ALUKÖNIGFRANKSTAHL, is founded in the Czech Republic. The covered storage area amounts to 9,000m².

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The first acquisition

1997 sees the addition of Friedrich Hirnböck in Salzburg to the FRANKSTAHL Group. In October 2004, the companies are merged to form FRANKSTAHL Rohr- und Stahlhandel. The storage facilities and sales office in Nußdorf Salzburg serve western Austria and Bavaria, Germany.

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Overseas business

The FRANKSTAHL Prague trading company focuses on international pipeline project business. The company obtains customers on every continent.

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The second move

Seven years barely elapse before the company premises in Traiskirchen are unable to cope with FRANKSTAHL’s rapid growth. A new 50,000m² site is purchased in Guntramsdorf south of Vienna and occupied in mid-1986.

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The first move

As a result of a decade of strong growth, the Viennese location becomes too small for further expansion, new business premises were established in Traiskirchen. 1979 sees the move from Vienna.

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The Javor family business

As a 21-year-old student Erwin Javor takes over the Bela Frank flange factory from the widow of Bela Frank and the amazing story of Frankstahl starts here. Since then he built a strong and unique company that operates not only in Austria as a market leader but is also truly international , with ventures in 9 countries in Europe.

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That´s where it all started

The FRANKSTAHL flange factory is founded by Bela Frank in the Nordwestbahnstrasse in Vienna.

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