The Unger Steel Group again impressed with outstanding steel constructions and received the Solid BautechPrize in Vienna on May 10th, 2017. The new ÖAMTC-Headquarters in Vienna was awarded with the prize.
The top view of the building shows a rim of a wheel where each building wing represents one of five spokes. The ring facade, with a length of 230 m and a height of almost 17 m, represents the architectural highlight of the new ÖAMTC-Headquarters and is connecting the spokes. The ring facade is both, a noise barrier and a main escape path. The prominent located steel and glass ring structure of the building was designed by consequent using of BIM (Building Information Modeling) by the architects, the engineers and the executing companies. The Unger Steel Group was responsible for the realization of the steel structure of the ring facade, storey car park, hangar as well as the heliport.
The 31st Austrian Steel Construction Fair will take place on June 08th and 09th at “Messecongress Nord” in Graz, which is set to impress with the capabilities of steel construction on national and international levels. Besides knowledge transfer, the two-day trade fair will offer a fitting platform for dialogues with customers and partners.
Come and visit the Unger Steel Group at booth number 5, next to the registration counter. Unger will show challenging projects in steel construction and will present modern architecture made of steel. Very much in the spirit of Austrian steel architecture is the spectacular construction of the new headquarters of the Austrian Automobile, Motorcycle and Touring Club (ÖAMTC) in Vienna, which has been submitted for the Austrian Steel Construction Award 2017. Hear all the details to this prestigious project at the half-hourly presentation on Thursday, June 08th, 2 p.m. Once again Unger is demonstrating its more than 60 years’ experience and expertise in the sector of high-quality steel construction and holistic customer-oriented project management – both at home and abroad.
We look forward to a personal meeting with you at our booth number 5, next to the registration counter.
The renowned German football club FC Bayern München commissioned the internationally active Unger Steel Group with the realization of the constructive steel construction for the grandstand as well as the luminaire system of the floodlight of the new junior training center in Munich. In just 65 days, 445 tons of steel were installed on an area of 5,950 sqm.
The welded Vierendeel girders, which consist of bars composed of rectangles, overhang 13 meters above the seats of the grandstand, and protect the audience from the rain. The Unger Steel Group completed the steel construction work of the FC Bayern München junior training center in time and to the fullest satisfaction of the customer. On September 30th, 2016, the steel structure was handed over as planned.
On October 14th, 2016, exactly one year after the foundation of the building project, a topping-out ceremony at the construction site took place for all participating companies. Representatives of the Unger Group were also present and gave an individual and personal gift to the FC Bayern München board of management. A FC Bayern tricot made of steel plates is now reminiscent of the good cooperation between the German club and the Unger Steel Group.
The internationally successful Unger Steel Group will increasingly accentuate the bridge construction sector in the following months. Due to the strong international orientation of the group of companies with around 20 subsidiaries in Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Middle East, regional access to the competences and the achievements of the Unger Group is guaranteed.
All processes necessary for the project implementation, starting with the conceptual design, planning, procurement, purchasing, production, logistics and assembly, are integrated in the entire group and are exchanged across countries. The use of state-of-the-art software guarantees fast and efficient realization in every phase of a project.
Various bridge building projects have already been implemented in recent years. In the future, bridges in Austria and abroad will be the focus of the Unger Steel Group.
Here you can find already realized projects of the Unger Group.
The largest shopping center in Upper Austria (AUT), the Plus City Pasching, has been expanded and restructured in recent months. As a reliable partner and specialist for complex tasks, the Unger Steel Group was commissioned with the construction of the steel structure for the four impressive pedestrian bridges, a tram station, a pre-facade structure at the area of the cinema and a unique mall area. A special feature is the barrel mall roof, which gives approximately 20,000 visitors daily the impression as if you were shopping under the open firmament. 6,400 m² of glass and 1,200 tons of steel were used. The opening ceremony took place on August 31st, 2016.
You get an impression of the Plus City Pasching here.
The Unger Steel Group and TLC work already for the fourth time on an ambitious major project: on over 26,400 sqm, the new logistics center for TLC in Graz is built as a turnkey project in a challenging construction time of only seven months. The completion of the logistics center is scheduled with January 2017, the finalization of the first large hall part with September 30th, 2016. At full operation, there are up to 130 employees working in 2-shift operation, in addition to the 300 already existing staff.
The ground-breaking ceremony took place on July 15th, 2016 at 01.00 p.m. in Graz. Many guests came and gave their congratulations to this major project. Among others, some prominent people from politics and economy were welcomed; the proud owner, Mr. Hagen Temmel, CEO of TLC, welcomed Mr. DI Georg Topf, Municipal Council of the city of Graz, also representatives of Magna Steyr, furthermore Mr. Matthias Unger, Sales & Business Development of the Unger Steel Group, as well as Mr. Horst Ache, Head of Division General Contracting of the Unger Group and Project Manager of the local construction project.
On Friday, April 8th, 2016, the golf tournament of the Dubai Irish Golf Society took place in Abu Dhabi at the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. This event was sponsored and organized by the Unger Steel Group. 52 participants, including Mr. Josef Unger - CEO of the Unger Group - and Mr. Larry Burke - Managing Director Sales & Marketing of the Unger Steel Middle East FZE - took up the challenge and enjoyed the well organized and athletic event. Following the tournament, there was a get-together and an award ceremony.
The new distribution center for the Austrian „Post AG“ in Eisenstadt was optimally designed, planned and implemented for all workflows. On an area of about 4,000 sqm, a tailor-made object was realized exactly to the customers wish. The distribution center consists of a frame hall with an impressive wingspan of 22 m, including a steel construction of 10 m as a office building and a 60 sqm garage for scooters.
In only five months of construction, the Unger Steel Group provided the turnkey project as efficient logistical feat. The Unger Group is characterized in charge here of the land search, the submission and approval planning, turnkey construction and the supply or digestion of the object and the plot to financing.
On December 10th, 2015, the topping-out ceremony for this project took place at 02.00 p.m. in Eisenstadt. A lot of high-ranking representatives visited the event.
Internationally operating Unger Steel Group proved itself again with excellent steel structures and received on 15th September 2015 in Istanbul the European Steel Design Award from the European Convention for Constructural Steelwork (ECCS). The award was given for the diamond-shaped roof at the new Vienna Central Railway Station. Unger received this prestigious award for the third time: In 2007 the jury bestowed an award for the "Bucharest Tower Center" in Romania and in 2009 for the West Wing of the city library "Neue Mitte Lehen" in Salzburg.
The European Steel Design Award is given biannually for projects, which represent the outstanding properties of steel in modern architecture. The new Vienna Central Railway Station has already earned itself a reputation as one of the most significant multi-modal hubs within the trans-European rail network. Approximately 7,000 tons of steel were assembled for the widely visible 37,000 sqm roof structure, which is equal to the quantities used for the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
The largest shopping center in Upper Austria, the Plus City Pasching is expanded in the upcoming months. As a reliable partner and specialist in complex tasks, the Unger Steel Group has been commissioned with the construction of the steel structure for the four impressive pedestrian bridges, a tram station, a spiral ramp and a unique mall. A special feature is the barrel roof of the mall which impresses around 20,000 visitors daily. The use of 6,400 sqm glass and 1,200 tons of steel makes you feel as if you are shopping under the open sky. Four pedestrian bridges with lengths of up to 49 meters and widths of up to 9.80 meters provide more convenient connections between the buildings. 350 tons of steel are used for the central and edge bridge and the two connecting bridges to the tram station and the parking deck. The completion of all additions and extensions is planned for March 2016.
The Unger Steel Group convinced the jury of the SOLID BautechPrize 2015 with a technical masterpiece in steel construction: the Library- and Learningcenter of the University of Economics in Vienna.
The Unger Steel Group realized Zaha Hadid's vision for the heart of the campus, the Library- and Learningcenter (LLC), with a sophisticated steel structure. From mid-2012 to July 2013, this prestigious project was realized. Unger demonstrated many years of expertise, adherence to schedules and comprehensive project management in steel construction.
The award ceremony took place on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015. This is the third time Unger has been awarded with the SOLID BautechPrize for a project involving outstanding steel construction services: in 2010, the jury awarded Unger the prize for the architectural ambitious docking station of the Twin City Liner in Vienna and in 2012 for the diamond-shaped roof of the new Vienna Central Railway Station.
On April 4th, 2014, Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma`aden) and Intecsa Industrial signed the notice of Award (NOA) for the "Umm Wu`al EPC Project, Infrastructure, Utilities & Off-sites at Ras Al Khair".
The scope of work of this Contract included the detailed engineering, procurement and construction of the discharge system of phosphoric acid from the tanker trains, storage tanks, all necessary piping and pumps to transfer the phosphoric acid both to the DAP plant and to the port, ship loading systems, electrical substations, communication systems, utilities and interconnection system to the existing plant.
This project will be carried out at the industrial complex in Ras Al Khair, Saudi Arabia.
On November 19, 2014 Unger Steel Middle East FZE were proudly awarded the Subcontract for the supply and erection of Structural Steel for the six large warehouses in this project (total length being in excess of 1.5 km). The total weight of structural steel including connection plates is expected to reach almost 20,000 tons. The project is due to be completed at the end of July 2016.
The General Contracting department of the Unger Group was entrusted with the implementation of production and warehouse as well as office and outdoor facilities for the leading German packaging manufacturer Edelmann in Zalaegerszeg. Unger’s responsibility includes the concept and planning permission as well as the entire execution of the project as General Contractor.
In just 12 months of construction (January to December 2015) to total 12,700 sqm approximately 400 tons of steel are installed. The paved outdoor areas have an area of about 9,200 sqm. With the architectural project design, Unger paid attention to meet the high expectations of the customer for an industrial building.
On January 27th, 2015, the groundbreaking ceremony for the project took place in Zalaegerszeg, with a highlight represented the burial of a time capsule. Numerous prominent guests congratulated the client for the new plant.
From November 21st to 24th, 2014 the Austrian Steel Construction Association organised a jubilee and study trip to mark its 60th anniversary and visited different companies and sights in Dubai and Sharjah. On November 23rd, 2014, a group of app. 40 people also paid a visit to the Unger Steel Middle East FZE. The executive management of the USME – Walter Glaser, Larry Burke and Bob Webster – welcomed the visitors, introduced the company and gave a guided tour of the administrative and production facilities.
The realization of the construction project for the Redwell Manufaktur GmbH from Rotenturm/Pinka (Burgenland) is on schedule. Currently about 70% of the work has been completed on the building project.
The world market leader for infrared heating systems commissioned the Unger Steel Group with the turnkey realization of a new 900 sqm production hall with overlying penthouse, which is built in addition to the existing production site in Hartberg. The whole object, consisting of production hall incl. Penthouse, garage, warehouse and social lounges, has a gross floor area of almost 1,500 sqm. About 310 sqm roof terrace and 380 sqm paved outdoor surfaces are realized too. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on July 24th, 2014; the turnkey handover will take place in December 2014th.
On October 09th, 2014, at 05.00 p.m. the topping-out ceremony was held in Rotenturm with many prominent guests. So the proud owner, Michael Buschhoff, CEO and developer of Redwell, welcomed George Rosner, Mayor of Oberwart and Joseph Halper, Mayor of Rotenturm/Pinka, and Josef Unger, CEO of the Unger Steel Group and general contractor.
The Unger Steel Group and TLC Temmel are working together on an ambitious large-scale project: With the new logistics center of TLC in Lannach, a turnkey project will be built in a challenging period of only four months on 7,400 sqm - divided into 6,800 sqm logistics warehouse including grown free warehouses and 591 sqm administration building as well as an open area of 9,800 sqm. The completion of the logistics center is scheduled with December 2014, the completion of the multi-storey office building with February 2015. The Unger Steel Group was able to maintain a fair and trustworthy partner in two previous projects and was entrusted by TLC again as general contractor for the overall management of this major project.
The LCL Logistic Center Lannach of TLC will take over the handling of substantial logistics processes such as acceptance of goods, warehousing and shipping of empties on behalf of the automotive supplier Magna Powertrain (MPT) for its locations Ilz, Albersdorf and Lannach in 2015.
The groundbreaking ceremony for this project took place on September 25th, 2014 at 10.30 a.m. in Lannach. At the start of the project many guests were there and gave their congratulations on this major project.
The Unger Steel Group expanded for regular customer Daimler its existing engine plant MDC Power - a 100% subsidiary of Daimler AG - in Kölleda, which is almost doubled by the construction of two production halls with a total of 86,000 sqm. In addition to the main halls Unger also provided steel constructions for two connecting bridges, three canopies and two annex buildings; a total of 4,920 tons of steel were used. The buildings are separated from each other; just connected through a bridge between the two new buildings and between a new and an existing hall.
Unger was able to close the main assembly already ahead of schedule.
On June 24th, 2014, the Unger Steel Group was awarded by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce in the course of the 12th Austrian Export Day in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Austrian export industry as "Hidden Champion 3.0".
The concept of "Hidden Champions" was first used in 1990 by German business consultant and business professor Hermann Simon and records the "secret" winner and market leader.
The presentation of the award took place on the top floor of the sky lounge, which is placed at the headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce in Vienna. Mr. Josef Unger took the award personally by the President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Christoph Leitl, in the presence of representatives from leading Austrian companies. Following was the opportunity for further discussions and to network with a lovely view over the capital.
The award "Hidden Champion 3.0" is a further evidence for the successful work of the Unger Steel Group and its employees and the quality of services provided by us.
The Unger Steel Group was awarded in January 2014 with the Austrian federal coat of arms of the Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth. This award is only awarded to companies which have earned merit through exceptional performance by the Austrian economy and industry and have a leading and widely respected position.
The company Unger is also presented on the homepage of the Ministry at www.staatswappen.at
For the Unger Steel Group this coat of arms is a special recognition of the Republic of Austria.
The General Contracting department of the Unger Steel Group is pleased to have received a new contract from regular client Dräxlmaier. After the Unger Group successfully implemented the new building of the production site in Codlea between August 2012 and April 2013, DRM Dräxlmaier Systems Tehnice Romania S.R.L. commissioned Unger with the complete construction and extension of the existing building complex by an injection moulding hall with a connected logistic hall.
The commencement of this project began immediately after the order was placed on March 26th, 2014. On app. 13,900 sqm, the project will be operationally ready in a particularly short time. The steel construction assembly of about 640 tons is set since the middle of June. Assembly of the machines should begin as soon as October 27th, 2014 at the new production hall. Total completion is expected by the beginning of March 2015.
The current building progress can be followed here via the webcam installed at the site.
The Leitbetriebe [Leading Companies] Austria Institute awarded the Unger Steel Group as an Austrian Leading Company for the years 2013/2014 during the event "logistics as a competitive advantage for Hidden Champions" on April 10, 2014. Mr. Alexander Burdiak took the award on behalf of the Unger group. We are very pleased to receive this renowned recognition!
Leitbetriebe Austria is an independent, intersectoral business network, which characterizes highly committed and model Austrian companiesand connects them in a business network. The issues of the certification are sustainable success, innovation and social responsibility.
With the completion of the work on the already award-winning diamond roof of the Vienna Central Railway Station, the Unger Steel Group succeeded the timely completion of the most complex structural steel project of Austria. For the highly visible 35,370 m² large roof structure about 7,000 tons of steel were used, an amount which corresponds to the Eiffel Tower.
Generosity, openness and functionality specific to both the entire main train station as well as its visual highlight that significant 260 m long and 120 m wide diamond-shaped roof. Consisting of 14 individual diamonds, the roof structure spans five platforms and seems to float above the platform level at a height of six to 15 m. The spectacular roof made of steel and glass is a landmark of modern mobility and functionality , makes the station unique and gives it international significance .
For Unger, there was just a short break after the successful completion: the steel expert got a follow-up commission to the roof of the forecourt North-West - in the direction Südtiroler Platz. The steel work began in June 2014 on site.
For BMW, Unger was commissioned for another large project in Germany: approximately 2,700 tons of steel were assembled on an area of 19,000 sqm to close a gap between two buildings on the site in Dingolfing from May 2013 til March 2014. The bridging structure is built between two halls and consists of two newly built halls adjoining along their long sides. Unger Steel Group has been tasked with the steel construction and metalwork.
The individual components weight up to 25 tons each as well as the timber frames measuring up to 4.20 m in height.
The division General Contracting of the Unger Group realized another follow-up commission from regular client TLC Temmel Logistik Center GmbH in Germany: The project comprised the restoration and conversion of an existing building into a production facility for car parts including approval planning on a developed area of approximately 10,100 sqm. TLC Temmel purchased a former industrial building in Elsendorf, which was adapted by the Unger Steel Group within eight months for the purpose of assembling car parts; the existing building was extended by two structures, which serve to load and offload trucks. This project was handed over to the client in June 2014.
In the future, car components will be produced at the plant for Magna corporation. All renovation and conversion works were performed simultaneously with the establishment of the production lines inside the existing hall.
The division General Contracting expands for the Swoboda Hartmann Romania SRL an existing object in Cisnadie by a warehouse with canopy and a production hall including an integrated office wing. The annex planned for the existing plant is supposed to accommodate the growing demand for electronic components used in the car industry. The project is completed in two stages from September 2013 til July 2014.
The Unger Steel Group realises a state-of-the-art industrial laundry for Salesianer Miettex - Austrias market leader in rental textiles - in Inzing in Tirol as a General Contractor. Salesianer invests nearly 15 Mio. Euro in the new building; the project will be handed over to the client in August 2014. After realisation, 120 employees will handle up to 40 tons of laundry every day.
With the subsidiary in Innsbruck, Unger realises the industrial laundry complex ready-to-use on a built area of nearly 7,700 sqm as a General Contractor. The new building consists of six construction stages which include the industrial laundry, a technical center for the supply of the machines and technical media, a logistical competence center, administration offices and social areas. As a responsible and long-term partner of Salesianer Miettex, the Unger Group realised a few projects in the past, for example in Romania.
The Austrian insulation specialist Austrotherm GmbH invested up to 40 million Euros for the construction of this new insulation plant in Wittenberge. As a general contractor, the Unger Group was responsible for the realization of the production hall, the storage area, the shed roof, the technology sector and the two-storey office. In addition Unger was also responsible for the outdoor facility (asphalt and gravel surfaces) for logistic and outdoor storage. Approximately 345 tons of steel were used.
Only after five months of work, the building shell of the new insulation plant for the XPS production was finished. The roofing ceremony took place on June 17, 2013. Many local celebrities joined the event. Within only ten months, the new 114,000 sqm big subsidiary was realized ready-to-use. The Unger Group was involved in the whole project handling as a general contractor.
In late 2013, the first pink water- and pressure-resistant XPS insulation boards left the factory floor.
Seisenbacher - headquartered in Ybbsitz - is a specialist for metal processing of sheet plate, steel, aluminium and stainless steel. Due to increasing demand and capacity utilisation, the company expanded to a neighbouring commercial park and builds a new two-storey administrative building constructed along with a new production hall on 5,900 sqm. Unger Steel Group was commissioned as general contractor for the structural work, the steel construction including roof, walls and illumination. 440 tons of steel were realized.
In just 4.5 months, the Unger general contracting proved its expertise in ready-to-use construction of office and industrial properties. First excavations and work on the foundation started at the beginning of April. The project was handed over to the customer on time by mid-August 2013. Designed as a multi-aisled hall, each section of the hall is equipped with a bridge crane. The two-storey administrative wing is separated by a fire area from the production facility. Unger Steel Group is pleased about the confidence of Seisenbacher in its services.
The internationally successful Unger Steel Group convinced the expert-audience of the Austrian Steel Construction Day with a technical masterpiece in steel construction: the diamond shaped steel roof of the new Vienna Central Railway Station of the OEBB.
For the 31.000 sqm roof structure made of steel Unger is responsible for the whole steel construction (about 7.000 tons) including glazing and sheet metal work. Unger accepted the prestigious award from the Austrian Steel Construction Association and demonstrated many years of expertise, adherence to schedules and comprehensive project management in steel construction.
The award ceremony took place on Friday June 7th 2013 as part of the Austrian Steel Construction Day. This is the third time Unger has been awarded the Austrian Steel Construction Prize for a project involving outstanding steel construction services: in 2007, the jury awarded Unger the prize for the architectural ambitious Galzig valley lift station in St. Anton in Tyrol and in 2011 for the Vienna City Port – the new landing stage of the two Twin City Liners.
The new train station in Vienna represents a multi-modal hub for trans-European rail network. The outstanding importance of the project is also in its architecture: The highlight is the significant, partially translucent roof, which will span all platforms. 31,000 sqm of roof steel thus largely determine the breathtaking first impression of Vienna, with visitors from around the world by rail received in the federal capital in the future.
The suspended, folded, diamond-shaped roof, which is above the platform level, consists of 14 distinctive diamond trusses measuring 76 meters and in a distance of 38 meters a column cross frame (SQR) supports. In the center of the diamond, the construction gives a skylight in the form of a crystal from about 6 x 30 meters, integrated glass elements make it transparent and creates an optimum illumination by day and magnificent light effects at night.
In only eight month the Unger Steel Group realised a whole new subsidiary for the dachundwand Handels GmbH – the only Austrian Wholesale Partner for roofer, tinner, carpenter and blacktopper – as a General Contractor on 30,000 sqm in Achau/Lower Austria. Since autumn 2013, the new storage and sales area offers a extremely diverse platform with an extensive assortment of 30,000 products for experts in roof and wall area.
Unger was responsible for the ready-to-use realisation including demolition work, deep foundation, funding and statics; in addition for the whole realisation of the office building and the connected storage- and sales area including the erection of the supporting construction and the cladding. The project was handed over to the client as scheduled in August 2013 by Unger as a General Contractor.
In early April 2013, the Unger General Contracting was able to complete the follow-up project successfully - comprising a production and logistics hall with adjoining offices on an area of 20,500 sqm for Dräxlmaier Group in Satu Mare. For the automotive component supplier Dräxlmaier, Unger had already demonstrated its expertise in 2010 and 2011 as general contractor in Moldavia, implementing the company premises according to the highest European quality guidelines in record-breaking time.
Starting in May 2012, the existing building complex was extended by a production and logistics hall as well as adjoining administrative offices and communal areas. The logistics halls and the two-storey solid structures adjoining the length of the production hall, built as offices and communal areas on a total floor space of approximately 5,500 sqm, were turned over to the client in a timely fashion along with a 19,500 sqm outdoor area at the beginning of April 2013. A total of 1,000 tons of steel were processed. The Dräxlmaier Group is very satisfied of the general contracting achievements of the Unger Group and their industry expertise.
With the production hall extension of about 54,000 sqm, the Daimler AG commissioned to expand the body manufacturing facility 70 in Bremen, Germany, and awarded the contract to the Unger Steel Group. All work on the main job in the steel construction area was successfully completed within only 5 months. Daimler is a long-time customer of the Unger Group, and appreciates the company for its expertise in steel construction, solutions-oriented approach, quality and punctuality.
Unger's assembly started on March 5th, 2012. The entire tonnage is 8,600 tons of steel, of which 6,000 tons for the steel hall, 2,000 tons for the facility construction and 600 tons for both connecting bridges to neighboring buildings and the drive-out ramps. The aim was not only to build more space and capacity for existing production, but also for the follow-on manufacture of the new generation of C class autos, T class station wagons and the coupe, which are being moved from their current site in Sindelfingen to Bremen. The challenge was not to interfere with the ongoing production during construction. Unger mastered this challenge with flying colours.
Studying in a renowned atmosphere. The Unger Steel Group realised Zaha Hadid's vision for the heart of the campus, the Library and Learning Center (called 'LLC') with sophisticated steel structure which displays skill in architectural steelwork.
The LLC - Library and Learning Center - is the heart and centre of the new campus in Vienna's Leopoldstadt, which was developed by the renowned architect, Zaha Hadid, relating to the master draft of the Vienna team of architects at BUSarchitektur. The centre is surrounded by five additional buildings. A special steel construction: A so-called 'canyon carrier', which floats unsupported about 17 metres high and over 80 metres long, on which the entire main roof structure rests. This alone weighs an impressive 350 tons. A total of 4,000 sqm of area is covered, with a total of 1,341 tons, and a structure which is about 30 metres high.
Movie (GER): A day at the campus WU © BUSarchitektur
The latest and most well-known construction project in Qatar is the building of the new airport (NDIA) in Doha. With the airport, Doha is attempting to set new standards and has set itself the goal of positioning the airport as the largest hub in the Middle East. Unger Steel Middle East FZE has assumed responsibility for the structural steelwork of the new Duty Free warehouse and the Duty Free In-Flight Store. A particular challenge was the short project implementation period - Unger is known for their punctuality and timely implementation. Unger, as an expert in steel construction, was contracted into the project by project partner Züblin. Construction commenced in January 2012 and the project was finalized in time by the end of May 2012. A total of 2,500 tons were used.
The buildings in facts and figures:
The Duty Free warehouse comprises a 2,350 ton steel building 150 m in length and 75 m wide. Another 150 tons of steel were used for the framework roof made of tubes on the In-Flight Store building, spanning an area of 1,200 sqm.
A spectacular roof structure from Unger Steel Group was added to the new football stadium in Essen. Completion of the first phase of construction and official opening of the new football stadium were scheduled for the start of the 2012/2013 season. 1,100 tons of steel were handled between January and April 2012. 250 tons followed in the second phase of construction in January 2013. Unger has assumed responsibility for the complete supporting structure of the stadium roofing. The stadium extends 338 m lengthwise and 298 m across. Just the net roof area required in the steel construction amounts to a substantial 14,700 m², having a tonnage of over 1,350 within the constructional steel structure. The roof structure projects an elegant and lightweight effect within the overall picture, and comprises of welded latticed frameworks made of three prefabricated main sections that were assembled on site into a 39 m long structural member. One latticed framework alone weighs 11 tons and carries loads of up to a remarkable 114 tons. The roof framework is to be suspended from a total of 40 pylons (supports). After completion, these pylons project an impressive 27 m above the pitch as a visual highlight, and form a striking symbol of the popularity and future-orientedness of German football that can be seen from miles around.
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Unger proved competence in steel construction in sustainable industries for the future and constructed new production halls for Enercon, the world's leading manufacturers of wind turbines. The company operates globally with more than 19,000 wind turbines installed in over 30 countries with its innovative technologies in drive systems, plant control systems and generators, efficient wind farm management and steel or concrete towers. In addition to the already existing production sites, another one was created in Zurndorf, Burgenland.
At about more than 22,000 sqm three production halls and open space for logistical processes for the production of the precast concrete towers were realized within 6 months. In this project, the Unger Steel Group was responsible for the entire construction of about 2,200 tons of steel, as well as the roof and wall covering. Because of the high quality, the full-service and timely execution of the steel structure and the wall covering, Unger was awarded with the roof sealing work.
In 1992, Unger entered the Russian market. The implementation of a vision, to be a powerful player in the Russian market, started. Today, 20 years later, Unger has its place in the Russian market, employs nearly 100 staff, thereof 20 Austrians. Just in 2012, the last financial year, the Unger Group generated about 1/3 of the total sales in Russia. The high quality, the consistently performance, the full service during the implementation of projects and the adherence to delivery dates made Unger a powerful and trustful partner in Russia.
As an established player in Russia, the Unger Steel Group holds all the necessary licenses for designing, planning, the construction and the assembly in Russia, and will support with high competence from the very beginning p.e. the site selection, the construction until the ready-to-use handover of projects. Unger is familiar with the local regulations of the Russian market - thus contributes to the success of the customer. Customers from Russia and Europe benefit from the local proximity of the Unger Group: the Rolf Group, EVN, Holcim, Kronospan, Metro or Backaldrin are some well-known examples.
With the construction project for the company Mertl, Unger took over an innovative project in the field of renewable energy as general contractor. The tailor-made multifunctional hall for the steel warehousing and processing of stainless steel tubes in Rannersdorf near Schwechat meets all technical requirements of modern and efficient management. At the same time, the client thought of the future with the installation of a photovoltaic system. The proposed photovoltaic generator measures approximately 800 m² and has a capacity of 110 kWp – this is one of the largest privately owned photovoltaic systems in Lower and Upper Austria.
On an area of approximately 3000 m², the hall was in the proportions of 26 x 49m and 27 x 57m for storage of steel pipes including installation of a fully automated high bay warehouse was built and equipped. The installation of high bay warehouse, the installation of four overhead cranes and the subsequent installation of the photovoltaic system were regarded as challenges of this construction project. Four smaller additions for a lounge, a master cabin, a small-parts storage and a utility room to create additional jobs. In total about 300 tons of steel were realized. With this project Unger demonstrated again its competence for sustainable and ready-to-use solutions.
It looked as if this large-scale project was going to break all records with a construction time of 4 months – but project partners Unger Steel Group and TLC proved much more working on this ambitious masterpiece - the new 15,000 sqm logistics centre for TLC in Ilz was completed by the partners, and operations started, within just 16 weeks. August 2011 saw construction negotiations held, and the turf-cutting ceremony took place on 8 September of the same year.
Barely 3 months, 30,000 sqm of removed earth, 45,000 tons of ballast, 7,500 m³ of concrete and 2,500 tons of asphalt mix later, the logistics centre was ready for use. 500 tons of steel were used and just under 21,000 sqm of roof and wall surface areas were completed in just a few weeks. Turnkey handover of the logistics centre was possible on schedule in December 2011.
In its role as general contractor, the Unger Steel Group was entrusted with overall project management, i.e. with the planning and execution of the overall project right up to handover. Realised within a short space of time was a work of superlative precision with a total investment of €9m.
The successful Tyrolean family business Thöni in Telfs celebrated on Saturday, 1st of September 2012, as planned, the completion and commissioning of the new Millenum hall II on corporate campuses. This project was implemented in a very short time of the Unger Steel Group, which was charged both as a steel expert and general contractor.
The 7,000 sqm, three-aisled hall connects to the Millenium hall I in 2000, resulting by a connecting canopy. 800 tons of steel will be realized and will provide stability, flexibility and durability. In addition to the steel works, Unger is also responsible for the complete coating, wall and roof cladding, as well as the roof light. The order was given in March 2012, just a few days later, the construction work begun.
The car dealership “Auto Stahl” opened its doors to Vienna’s newest car dealership, spread across 2,000 sqm, and wow with its look & feel. In its role as general contractor, the Unger Steel Group assumed responsibility for this architecturally sophisticated car dealership. The showroom for the Honda and Land Rover models is over an area of about 1,000 sqm and impresses with its intelligent floor plan layout and exacting levels of details with transparency and openness. In combination with special façade styles, the dealership boasts a seemingly airy and reduced design.
Particular attention was paid in the workshop and engineering areas to the colour scheme, premium quality flooring and wall coverings and the acoustically insulated roof design, all contributing to a pleasant atmosphere inside. The general contracting services provided by Unger included land preparation, all master builder activities, the building support structure, the sophisticated building shell and the high quality interior fittings. Unger is demonstrating within a period of 6 months once again its expertise in the construction of car dealership.
Europe’s no. 1 in steel construction supported the leading developer and manufacturer of innovative vehicle power supply systems. In its role as partner to the Dräxlmaier Group, the Unger Steel Group realised the comprehensive new building construction and redevelopment of the production facility in Moldova. As the general contractor, Unger demonstrated its expertise in ready-to-use quality in record time and in demanding conditions.
As an innovation partner in the international automotive industry, the Dräxlmaier Group upgraded its production site in Balti, Moldova. Covering 40,000 sqm, the ambitious construction project involved the complete refurbishment of existing buildings, expansion of the production area and the creation of a contemporary infrastructure for the workforce. In its role as general contractor, the Unger Steel Group acted as the interface to all companies involved in the construction. Also, the qualitatively high result meaned that the Unger Steel Group was contributing towards the success of the Dräxlmaier Group. To the Unger Steel Group, the contract in Moldova represented an exciting project in a country whose market had been addressed.
About the Dräxlmaier Group: www.draexlmaier.de
Logistics company Gebrüder Weiss has once again entrusted the general contractor role to the Unger Steel group in the construction of a logistics centre, opened in Sibiu. The Austrian family-owned business is therefore significantly involved in the expansion of Gebrüder Weiss in Romania.
The new, strategic central cross-docking terminal compliments the logistics centre in Bucharest, also constructed by the Unger group. The building covers an area of 1,150 sqm. A two-storey container office centre with a gross floor area of 270 sqm is located in the immediate vicinity. The terminal in Sibiu has a total area of just under 30,000 sqm.
In its role as general contractor, the Unger Steel group was responsible for all stages of the project – from planning permission to ready-to-use handover. Unger has had a presence in Rumania since the mid-1990s and has almost 20 years experience in this market.
Following a relaunch and the takeover of strategic management by the Unger group, its revamped form is introduced over a business breakfast on December 14th 2010. The show hotel serves as a basis for domestic and foreign projects and realises the dream of your own hotel with an exceptionally well-conceived concept.
The hotel brand is currently concentrating on the development of future regional and international growth opportunities. For this, an attractive operator model has been developed which enables the dream of your own hotel to become reality. Successful across-the-board hotel management can now be realised on the basis of a franchise model. Professional support from experts in the fields of marketing and operations provides additional security and monitoring. Work is currently underway with international development partners on expansion of the multifunctional hotel concept. The brand leaves open several alignment possibilities. The modular system facilitates numerous tailor-made solutions aligned to the market, country, sector and target group.
Due to the construction of the landing stage, Vienna received a new port – and the two Twin City Liners are given a spectacular dock for daily river cruises to Bratislava: the “Vienna City” port project ten metres wide above the water of the Danube Canal. The 127 metre-long structure is supported by a steel framework assembled by Austrian firm Unger Steel Group. The company placed steel once more as the supporting pillar at the vanguard of modern architecture.
The port and catering hub was built by a subsidiary of Wien Holding, Wiener Donauraum, with the aim of enhancing the urban context and developing the Danube Canal as a residential and recreation area. Once more, the Unger Group shows its competences in architectural steel.
Perched ten storeys high above the Danube, the Catamaran Offices have become a visible landmark of the up-and-coming tenth district in Vienna. The sky offices were completed in December 2009 and are the most spectacular feature of the construction project whose unique steel structure was skilfully engineered by Austrian family enterprise Unger Steel Group. The European number one in steel construction has once more demonstrated its expertise in discerning architectural construction projects. The Catamaran Offices were developed by Aucon Immobilienconsulting GmbH, whose most famous tenant is the Austrian Trade Union Federation.
Unger Steel Middle East FZE received an order for a major project in Abu Dhabi.
The subsidiary, which is situated in Sharjah (UAE), was assigned by the international acting Danieli Group for the delivery of the steel constructions for the erection of a new steel plant in Abu Dhabi. The project was a major one, which was separated in several phases. After completing the first phase, a new steel plant was arised in the neighbouring emirate. The whole order quantity of 2,500 tons of constructural steel – with an unit weight up to 25 tons - was fully delivered for Danieli by the Unger Group.
As the third largest supplier of equipment and plants to the metal industry worldwide, Danieli trusted in the proven Unger quality and values the competences of Unger as a reliable partner.
A office centre with a floor space of approximately 50.000 sqm was erected on the bank of the river Danube in Vienna.
The construction consisted of two building-complexes, which are connected by an atrium. Unger Steel was responsible for the steel construction of the atrium including the fire protection arrangements. Approximately 500 to of structural steel were installed by Unger’s assemblers in only four weeks. There was only little space for the assembly available and a special 300 to crane was needed, special traffic measures and temporarily road barriers were necessary. The assembly was another outstanding challenge for the assembly team of Unger Steel.
Until spring 2009 the biggest shopping centre of Burgenland was erected in the industrial area Oberwart-West. The "Einkaufszentrum Oberwart" (EO) consists of a one and two storey shopping centre and the built-up area – including more than 50 shops - with 20.000 sqm. Unger was assigned to erect the steel construction including fireproof coating as well as the roof illumination of this prestigious project. Within only few months, 600 tons of steel were fabricated and erected. A technical highlight is the extensive steel-roof-construction with tube illuminations. 1.5 million annual visitors come every year and 500 new jobs were generated. The owner of EO is Rutter Immobilien Group, which already made good experiences with comparable projects in Lower and Upper Austria.
The new retail centre for Toyota Rolf in Moscow is another fascinating turnkey project for the Unger Steel Group:
760 to of steel will be processed to erect the new retail centre for Toyota Rolf on an area of 9.500 m². The building is characterized by a 994 m² glass-facade.
This project will be realized by the Unger Steel Group as a main contractor and will be completed within only one year.
In spite of the global financial crisis Austria’s biggest steel construction company, UNGER Steel, received a major order by Daimler AG.
Thus, in Rastatt, Germany, a hall for the production of Mercedes class A and B is being erected on an area of about 60,000 sqm. This modular industrial hall is characterized by its extremely short construction period of only 8 months. The construction has an ample axial raster, which is overstretched by a deliberate construction of main and secondary carcasses. For this project nearly 6,500 tons of steel are assembled. In addition to the complete steel construction and the corrosion prevention Unger Steel is responsible for the locksmith works, the stair towers and the connecting bridges.
With this major project for the car industry UNGER is looking forward to a successful business year 2009.
Until September 2010, a cement factory was constructed for the Holcim Group close to the Russian capital by Unger. Til, 2010, the order volume covered a total of 65 Million Euros including the processing of 15,000 tons of constructural steel thanks to this follow-order. In addition to the complete steel construction the Unger Steel Group was responsible for the ceiling and facade.
The project was characterized by numerous challenging constructions for the arrangement of the cement factory, which vary from simple hall constructions to more technically complex buildings like a 100 m high pre-heating tower. A masterpiece both in engineering and logistics, which is highly demanding in terms of production, logistics and assembly. The Unger Steel Group showed once more its outstanding and long term experience as well as competence in the steel industry and demonstrates the almost limitless possibilities that steel offers.
The Unger Steel Group was voted the best family company in Burgenland, Austria at a special event in the Kursalon of Vienna on May 10, 2010. For more than 50 years the Unger Steel Group has been one of the leading internationally successful industrial companies in Europe.
Josef Unger and his wife Renate as well as their son Matthias are very happy about receiving this award. "We are proud of this award! This shows us that we can show sustained success as an Austrian family company.“ This is recognition of excellent services to the Unger Steel Group which is delivered every day by its employees. “It is an additional incentive for us to continue to be successful,” said a family member.
For the competition and award ceremony for as “Austria’s best family business”. The business paper along with its partners: Invest Bank, BDO Auxilia, the Chamber of Notaries and the Spaengler Banking House have awarded the “best family business in Austria” with special attention to stability and permanence.
The production site in Albersdorf-Prebuch, Styria, expanded its facilities. In its role as general contractor, the Unger Group had been overseeing the project and set for ready-to-use handover of the extension to the stamping building in July in record time, and of the whole extension in September 2011. Attending the ground-breaking ceremony on January 24th were president Mr. Horst Prelog, from the Magna Cosma International headquarters in Canada, and European CEO Mr. Franz Tonnerer.
Following continual upgrading of the plant, a pivotal step was taken towards expansion as an additional stamping building required and a scrap metal building, a wagon loading facility and outdoor installations were expanded. As a general contractor the Unger Steel Group was commissioned for implementation of the entire project, from construction to all of the electrical installations and building automation systems.
Salzburg is seeing the creation of the first sustainable car dealership in Austria with Toyota’s seventh site. The Unger Steel Group had manufactured key architectural structures such as the roof construction of the Toyota showroom and the roof trusses of the Lexus building. In contrast to traditional car dealerships, Toyota’s new facility barely has any straight lines or 90-degree angles and instead boasts sweeping contours, waves and fluctuation.
Only very few projects are planned and designed as environmentally-friendly as the facility of specialist car dealer Toyota Frey Austria in Salzburg - with a 90 percent saving in CO2 emissions and 40 percent less energy consumption in comparison to traditional car dealerships. Toyota Frey‘s goal is to establish a zero-emission operation on the 9000 sqm site. Only steel enables construction of the spoon-shaped canopy of the Lexus showroom and only steel is capable of supporting the roof of the Toyota building with just one joist.