Austrian steelmaker voestalpine’s High Performance Metals Division’s Swiss subsidiary has taken over the bright steel specialist Metaltec from Pieterlen in the canton of Bern in Switzerland to expand the offer in the high-quality segment. Metaltec achieved sales of about CHF 10 million in 2021 with 37 employees. The bright steel specialist Metaltec mainly produces for the high-tech niche segments of the watchmaking industry and medical technology. Metaltec supplies bright steel that is drawn or ground stainless steel, with a particularly flat and smooth surface and the tightest tolerances, primarily for the Swiss watchmaking industry, medical technology such as implants and the automotive supplier industry. With many years of experience, Metaltec is able to supply high-quality materials in reproducible quality and design under the "Metaltec Swissfinish" label. Their intended use defines properties such as optimal machinability or straightness. Its range of products includes the most diverse types of materials, including rust-resistant steels. Compliance with the tightest tolerances in the most diverse cross-sectional shapes and dimensions as well as surface quality allows Metaltec to meet the highest demands.