Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI)

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI)

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated is one of the largest and most diversified specialty materials and components producers in the world with revenues of approximately $3.1 billion for the twelve month period ending September 30, 2016. ATI employees use innovative technologies to offer global markets a wide range of specialty materials solutions. Our major markets are aerospace and defense, oil and gas/chemical process industry, electrical energy, medical, automotive, food equipment and appliance, and construction and mining. Our products include titanium and titanium alloys, nickel-based alloys and superalloys, engineered forgings and castings, zirconium, hafnium, niobium alloys, and stainless and specialty steels. ATI provides advanced specialty metal products and services for diverse global markets.

Company details

1000 Six PPG Place , Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania 15222 USA
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Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Steel
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Employees:
Over 1000
Turnover:
more than $1,000,000,000 US

Through our extraordinary materials science and advanced, integrated process excellence, ATI  creates new specialty materials, then shapes them to meet our customers’ need for ultimate performance and long-term value.  
Solving the World’s Problems through Materials Science

When the challenge is searing heat, crushing stress, blistering corrosion, or all of the above, we earn the right to be a customer’s first call. For more than a hundred years, we’ve been meeting these challenges for customers whose systems need to fly higher, dig deeper, stand stronger, and last longer — anywhere on, above, or below the earth. 

Our materials enable our customers — and in some cases our customers’ customers — to do amazing things, from operating jet engines at 2800 degrees to equipping our nation's defense to safely and efficiently transporting highly corrosive liquids and exhaust streams to enabling life-changing medical insights. We strive to be a flawless performer, earning the first call when there are opportunities to expand our share.

Our materials have had a critical role in delivering:
  • Every new generation of aircraft in the last fifty years. 
  • Every generation of jet engine, from its earliest days, to present and future designs that push the limits of power, fuel efficiency and reliability. 
  • Armor for protecting people and equipment from the ever-evolving threat of deadly explosive weapons. 
  • Advanced materials that enable oil and gas exploration to take place deeper under the sea, further into extreme environments, and in applications that recover new energy from older, depleted, highly corrosive wells. 
  • Clean energy solutions that range from flexible solar panels to wind turbines, nuclear reactors and scrubbers for conventional power plants. 
  • Add one on consumer electronics – value-add, not every day solutions (I think the stainless sheet in back of phone; bumpers) 
  • High-precision, low-cost stainless steel that protects, strengthens and beautifies thousands of everyday devices including appliances and automobiles. 
  • Medical miracles that range from superconducting wire for MRI machines to implantable stents and artificial joints that save and improve thousands of lives every day.

We operate worldwide with locations in the United States, Europe and Asia with 57 locations and 17 countries.

How we got here. Where we're going.

Today, ATI is a $4.1 billion global specialty materials company that serves customers in aerospace, defense and other demanding markets. We have a strong vertically integrated supply chain that can produce alloys, shapes, finished components that withstand the ultimate extremes in temperature, corrosion, and stress. This unique capability is the result of a corporate history that dates back beyond the dawn of the space age, the jet age, or the industrial age — all the way back, in fact, to the American Revolution.

Allegheny Teledyne: Corporate genesis 

The foundation for today’s ATI was created August 15, 1996 with the merger of Southern California-based Teledyne and Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Ludlum Corporation. Teledyne was a rapidly growing, dynamic conglomerate of electronics and aerospace, industrial, and consumer products, born in the go-go tech boom of the 1960s. Allegheny Ludlum was a time-honored innovator in Pittsburgh’s legendary steel industry, with a heritage dating back to casting cannonballs to fight the British in 1776. The corporate structure that ultimately emerged from this union, Allegheny Teledyne Incorporated, developed into Allegheny Technologies Incorporated, known today as ATI. 

Sheffield Operations: Stainless heritage 

In 1998, ATI acquired UK-based Sheffield Forgemasters, whose founders invented stainless steel in 1912. This union expanded ATI’s presence in Europe from sales, service and flat rolled operations to include extensive, pioneering expertise in specialty steels and advanced alloy processes.

Allegheny Ludlum: Steel innovator 

ATI owes its leadership in specialty and stainless steels largely to Allegheny Ludlum, a pioneering innovator in steel alloys and processes. Incorporated in 1901 as Allegheny Steel & Iron, it was the first company to use the electric furnace in manufacturing alloys. The company also commercialized stainless steel in the United States, winning its first patent in 1924. Stainless from Allegheny Steel was used in New York’s iconic Chrysler Building, in trim for the Ford Model A, and other industry firsts. The company merged with Ludlum Steel Company in 1938 to become Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation, and became a founding component of ATI when it merged with Teledyne in 1996. Today, the heritage of Allegheny Ludlum lives on in several ATI metal rolling operations, including our Specialty Rolled Products and Standard Stainless Products businesses. 

Allvac: Jet engine leader 

ATI owes much of its expertise in jet engine alloys to the pioneering work of James Nisbet, founder of Allvac Metals Company, which became part of ATI in 1996 with the Teledyne merger. A GE metallurgist, Nisbet experimented with vacuum melting of nickel and other alloys for high-temperature aircraft and jet engines in the 1940s and 50s. He became convinced that vacuum melting would be a breakthrough commercial process for producing high-performance superalloys, and founded Allvac with that mission in 1957. Allvac’s commercial success proved out Nisbet’s vision, as the company grew to be a world leader in the production of superalloys used in jet engines, gas turbines and other high-temperature applications. They were used in America’s first jet fighters, the first commercial jet (the Boeing 707), the Gemini spacecraft, and many other aviation pioneers. Today Allvac’s history lives on in the operations of our Specialty Materials business, headquartered in Monroe, NC, with related machining operations in Sheffield, UK. 

Wah Chang: Nuclear pioneer 

Our leadership in refractory metals such as zirconium, hafnium and niobium comes from Wah Chang Corporation, which joined ATI as part of Teledyne in 1996. Founded more than 100 years ago as a tungsten ore trading business, the company became an innovator at the dawn of the nuclear age when the U.S. Department of Energy selected it to provide high-purity alloys for building nuclear reactors for power generation. Today, the company is still on the leading edge of alloys for power generation, superconductor magnets for MRI machines, and other applications. Its capabilities are the core of our Specialty Alloys & Components business. 

Ladish: Forging powerhouse 

Our ability to forge high-performance products ranging from rocket rings to helicopter rotor hubs and jet engine parts came when Ladish Forging joined ATI in 2011. Based in Cudahy, Wisconsin, Ladish was founded in 1905 and grew through the early 20th century as a high-quality supplier of forged camshafts and other parts for the automotive, farming and construction equipment industries. As the aircraft industry boomed, Ladish became known for propeller forgings, then high-temperature forgings for the hot sections of jet engines, ultimately becoming a leader in high-strength, high-temperature components for spacecraft and deep-sea submersibles. Today, as the heart of our Forged Products business, the company’s reputation for excellence in forging helps customers design products that fly higher, dig deeper and last longer. 

Positioned for the future: powder metals, flowform and additive manufacturing 

We’ve added more key capabilities to stay ahead of customers’ needs. Crucible Compaction Metals and Crucible Research joined ATI in 2009, adding state-of-the-art powder metal capabilities that extend our ability to produce materials and components that withstand ever-higher ranges of temperature and stress. Today it’s part of our Specialty Materials business. Dynamic Flowform joined the company in 2014. This innovative capability enables us to produce high-strength, low-cost custom tubular components for aerospace, military, oil & gas and other customers. Most recently, Addaero, a leading-edge additive manufacturing startup that joined ATI in 2018, completes the supply chain for producing leading-edge, near-net components for aerospace and other markets with complex geometries and alloys that have never been brought together before.

Today, ATI is an international company with more than 50 locations across the United States, Europe and Asia. Since the beginning, ATI has been a company willing to invest in the future, whatever form it takes. Looking ahead, we’re still investing in the capabilities and the science that will enable customers to tackle the next generation of life-changing challenges, whatever they may be.