The Plate/Section Steel business unit includes Ilsenburger Grobblech GmbH, Salzgitter Mannesmann Grobblech and Peiner Träger GmbH.
The Plate/Section Steel business unit of the Salzgitter Group combines three traditional and innovative producers of high-quality steel products. The predecessor company of Peiner Träger GmbH (PTG), the Aktiengesellschaft Ilseder Hütte, formed the kernel of the modern Salzgitter Group and its anchoring within the region.
Pig iron, steel and steel products have been produced at the Peine/Ilsede site since 1858. The culture of innovation within the Group began with the patenting of the revolutionary “Peiner beam” in 1914.
Today, PTG has an electric steel plant which can smelt around 1 million tons of crude steel from steel scrap every year in an environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient manner. PTG is therefore an important element within the material cycle, underlining the lossless recyclability of steel with the quality of its products. Its two electric arc furnaces are among the most state-of-the-art and efficient units worldwide. A total of 1 million tons of steel sections are produced every year in two rolling mills, most of which are used in the construction sector. The Group also boasts its own scrap and metal supplier in the form of PTG subsidiary DEUMU Deutsche Erz- und Metall-Union GmbH.
PTG has made a name for itself with its high product quality and reliable logistics and ranks as one of the five largest producers of steel sections in the EU.
In addition to PTG, the two heavy plate rolling plants Ilsenburger Grobblech GmbH (ILG) and Salzgitter Mannesmann Grobblech GmbH (MGB) are also part of the Plate / Section Steel business unit. Both plants have a long tradition and produce heavy plate of the highest quality for the most demanding applications. Their plant configurations complement each other perfectly.
ILG produces close to 800,000 tons of heavy plate per year; the pre-material required for this is mostly supplied by the group affiliate Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH. The company is specialized in producing small to medium-sized batches with plate widths of up to 3,500 mm. In addition to standard grades, wear-resistant and sour-gas-resistant plate is also produced at the company.
Aside from traditional heavy plate customer sectors like metal engineering, ship building and mechanical engineering, ILG has also established itself as the preferred supplier of heavy plate for the wind turbine industry in recent years. As a result, it is making a vital contribution to Germany’s transition to green energy with its innovative products.
MGB also produces around 800,000 tons of heavy plate per year at its site in Mülheim an der Ruhr. Originally set up as a plate supplier for the neighboring large-diameter pipe production at Mannesmannröhren-Werke, its special expertise lies in the production of tube plates for onshore and offshore pipelines in medium to large batches. With a possible plate width of up to 4,800 mm, MGB is operating one of the widest heavy plate rolling mills in Europe. The pre-material is largely supplied by Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann GmbH, in which the Salzgitter Group holds a participation.
Similar to ILG, MGB also focuses on producing high-quality plate, including sour-gas-resistant grades, depending on customer requirements. In addition, MGB operates a pipe bending mill specialized in making pipe bends for pipelines. MGB is a key supplier to the EUROPIPE Group, a joint venture between the Salzgitter Group and the AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke. EUROPIPE is a world market leader in the production of pipeline pipes made of heavy plate. Plate from Mülheim was used by EUROPIPE for some of the most challenging pipeline projects of the past decades, such as the Langeled Project, a gas pipeline from Norway to Great Britain, and the Baltic Sea Nord Stream pipeline.
These two heavy plate plants have presented themselves together on the market under joint management since the start of 2014.