Altenmarkt – on Bundesstraße 115 between Steyr and Leoben, situated approximately one and half hours northwest of Graz. The city is nestled in a forested area with a rich offering of leisure-time activities (cross-country skiing, hiking, bicycling).

There are numerous inns and sights worth seeing in the vicinity; the historic hammer works situated in the Enns valley is of particular interest. A day trip to Graz, designated the cultural capital of Europe in 2003, is well worth the effort, and promises to be a special experience. 

Five companies in two different locations represent GF Automotive in Austria. Four of these are based in Lower Austria (Herzogenburg), and one in Styria (Altenmarkt).

Georg Fischer GmbH & Co. KG is one of the companies in the light metal pressure die casting segment with a total of four production plants in three countries. With over 600 employees, the company is a significant regional employer.


  • Foundation: 1972
  • Acquisition: 1999 by Georg Fischer
  • Employees: 550
  • Produktion capacity: 16,500 tonnes/year


All standardized aluminium and magnesium alloys


  • DIN EN ISO 14001:2004
  • ISO TS 16949:2009

Quality Assurance

  • Material analysis laboratory
  • Three-coordinate measuring instruments
  • Testing devices for X-ray, hardness, tensile and pressure testing

Production Programm

Aluminum and magnesium pressure die cast components for the automotive industry (passenger cars). The aluminum parts include oil sumps as well as cylinder head covers.

The magnesium parts include instrument mounts, interior door parts, consoles, and cover components, as well as cover flaps, and parts for steering columns.

Special Features

  • Computer-aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM)
  • Part-processed, pre-fitted and coated components
  • Supplies ready-to-fit subassemblies


Georg Fischer GmbH & Co. KG
Eßling 41
8934 Altenmarkt, St. Gallen

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Christian Heigl
Managing Director
Georg Fischer GmbH & Co KG