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2018

28 September 2018

425th anniversary of Saarstahl in Neunkirchen

30 million Euro investment presented on Customer Day

Approximately 200 customers from all over the world were invited to the Customer Day marking the 425th anniversary of the company's founding. It was a successful anniversary celebration for Saarstahl Neunkirchen on September 27th 2018. The focus of the event: the 30 million Euro investment of the modernization of rolling mill 32. The guests got an impressive view of the new high-performance rolling mill at the Saarstahl Neunkirchen plant during lectures, discussions and tours of the site.

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14 September 2018

An extraordinary year for Saarstahl Neunkirchen

425th anniversary and completion of the modernization of rolling mill 32

The year 2018 is a particular one for Saarstahl Neunkirchen: for one thing, the last construction phase of the EUR 30 million investment in rolling mill 32 has been successfully put into operation, and for another, the site is celebrating an incredible 425 years of existence.

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30 July 2018

2018 Trainees Start

Saarland’s steel industry welcomes 157 new trainees

The excitement and anticipation were positively palpable: A total of 157 young people started their working lives today at Saarstahl AG and AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke (Dillinger). Among them are 23 women and 19 participants from the BEST 2.0 intercultural career entry program.⃰

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14 June 2018

Press release SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar and Europa-Institut

German-Russian Raw Materials Dialogue on the Saar: experts discuss the challenges of worldwide raw material supply

SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar (SHS), in partnership with the Europa-Institut/University of Saarland, welcomes numerous business partners and experts from science, business and politics to the “German-Russian Raw Materials Dialogue on the Saar” on 14 and 15 June. The venue is the blower hall (Gebläsehalle) at the Völklinger Hütte World Heritage Site.

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25 April 2018

Film ab!

Saarstahl´s new image film now available online

The final shots have been taken and the post production is complete. Saarstahl´s new image film is now finished and can be seen online. This production was an enormous task to show all the fascinating aspects of one of the world´s leading steel companies. The film took a great deal of commitment and creativity from members of the SHS communication department have been searching for interesting and unusual images in order to shoot a memorable film for Saarstahl. We can now say: Mission accomplished!

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06 April 2018

Press release Saarstahl / Mapudo

Saarstahl AG and Mapudo GmbH are presenting themselves together for the first time at the “Wire”

At the specialist trade fair “Wire”, which starts in Düsseldorf on April 16th, Saarstahl AG, leader in the manufacture of wire and bar steel, will present itself for the first time together with its new partner Mapudo GmbH, an independent online platform for the purchase and sale of steel and NE metals. SHS Ventures, the venture capital company of the Saarland’s steel industry, acquired a share in Mapudo GmbH in 2016.

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20 March 2018

Press release

Key figures for the business year 2017 for the Saarstahl Group

The Saarstahl Group looks back on an overall successful business year 2017. During this period, the facilities for bar steel and wire rod had very good capacity utilization throughout and record quantities could be achieved at all locations. Shipping volumes increased yet again to a higher level than the previous year.

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09 March 2018

Press release

Tim Hartmann is appointed as the new Chairman of the Management Board of SHS - Stahl-Holding-Saar and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dillinger and Saarstahl – Further personnel-related decisions have been taken

Following the announcement of Dr. Michael Müller (63) and Fred Metzken (62) at the beginning of February that they are going to withdraw from the operative business as of 31 August 2018, the committees of the Supervisory Board of SHS - Stahl-Holding-Saar GmbH & Co KGaA (SHS), Aktien-Gesellschaft der Dillinger Hüttenwerke (Dillinger), DHS – Dillinger Hütte Saarstahl AG (DHS) and Saarstahl AG held consultations regarding the succession and passed the corresponding resolutions in their respective meetings on 8th and 9th March. At SHS level, Tim Hartmann (49) was appointed as Chairman of the Management Board of SHS - Stahl-Holding-Saar with effect from 1 September 2018 for a period of 5 years. Mr Hartmann will also take on responsibility for Finance. Furthermore, it was resolved to reappoint Dr. Bernd Münnich and Peter Schweda as Members of the Management Board with effect from 1 January 2019.

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07 February 2018

Press release SHS - Stahl-Holding-Saar

Müller and Metzken decide to withdraw from the operative business of SHS, Dillinger and Saarstahl and prepare for the change of generations with Tim Hartmann

Dr. Michael Müller and Fred Metzken informed the Board of Trustees of the Montan-Stiftung-Saar trust in its first meeting of the year at the beginning of February that they will retire from the operative business in the course of 2018. Dr. Michael Müller will therefore resign from the post of Chairman of the Management Board of SHS - Stahl-Holding-Saar (SHS) and Fred Metzken from the post of Spokesman for the Management Board of Dillinger and Saarstahl and of Member of the Management Board of SHS as of 31.08.2018.

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2017

04 December 2017

Press release Saarschmiede

Social plan negotiations at Saarschmiede: Socially responsible workforce adjustment – A large proportion of employees will remain within the Saarstahl group

The management and employee representatives of Saarschmiede GmbH Freiformschmiede (Saarschmiede) have concluded a works agreement/social plan for workforce adjustment as of 1 January 2018. The agreement has been made against the background of a decision taken in autumn to restructure the production capacity and facilities due to a lack of capacity utilisation and, in connection with this, to reduce the workforce of 850 employees by approximately half.

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12 October 2017

Saarstahl Subsidiary

Saar Stahlbau in New York

This is an address that all art lovers are famliar with: 11W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019 is the location of the “Museum of Modern Art”, or MoMA for short, one of the most important modern art museums in the world. This magnet for visitors at the edge of Central Park is currently being extended for around 400 million dollars and, on its completion in 2019, it is set to be one of the most futuristic buildings in the mega-city.

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07 September 2017

Press release Saarstahl AG

Saarstahl is building a new continuous casting plant – Investment of 100 million euros in the steelmaking plant at the Völklingen site

In a meeting which took place today, the Supervisory Board of Saarstahl AG agreed to invest an amount of 100 million euros in a new continuous casting plant. The company operates a total of four continuous casting plants in the steelmaking plant. Here, hot liquid metal is cast into so-called billets. This primary material is then further processed in the rolling mills. The new five-strand plant with the short name S1 will replace an existing plant. The construction work will start in spring 2018 and commissioning of the plant is planned for the end of 2019.

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05 September 2017

Press release Saarschmiede GmbH Freiformschmiede

Saarschmiede GmbH Freiformschmiede to be restructured

The Supervisory Board of Saarschmiede GmbH Freiformschmiede agreed in its meeting today to accept the restructuring concept presented by the Management Board. Now the Supervisory Board of Saarstahl AG has to agree to the planned restructuring of the company in its meeting on 7th September 2017.

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07 August 2017

New trainees for 2017

139 new trainees join Saarland’s steel industry

A group of 139 young people started their working lives today with Saarstahl AG and AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke (Dillinger). The group includes 15 women and 17 participants in the intercultural BEST 2.0 career-entry program.⃰

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01 June 2017

Press release Verband der Saarhütten and SHS - Stahl-Holding-Saar

Energy efficiency with steel: Verband der Saarhütten and Saarland’s steel industry launch the ESTA energy efficiency network

“500 new energy efficiency networks by 2020” – that was the goal set by Germany’s federal government in December 2014 in an agreement with industry and trade associations including the Federation of German Steel Industry (Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl). With the founding of the ESTA (Energieeffizienz mit STAhl) energy efficiency network on 1 June 2017, Saarland’s steel industry is actively supporting this government initiative. The goal is to further strengthen the already numerous activities aimed at reducing energy use.

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09 March 2017

Press release SHS Ventures

VSE and Saarland’s steel industry acquire shares in Zensor

SHS Ventures, a venture capital company of SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar and VSE, has acquired shares in Zensor, a Belgian service provider based in Brussels. Zensor has developed an integrated solution that provides predictive maintenance for large, stationary parts of technical plants and infrastructure.

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2016

16 December 2016

Press Releases SHS Ventures

Saarland’s steel industry is participating in Mapudo GmbH

On behalf of Saarland’s steel industry, SHS Ventures, a venture capital company, has acquired a stake in Mapudo GmbH, an independent trading platform for steel traders based in Düsseldorf. The investment in the single digit million range has taken place along with two other investors, the NRW.Bank and HR Ventures, in order to finance Mapudo’s growth.

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27 October 2016

Press Release Stahlstiftung Saarland

Intercultural “Programme for a career start of the Saarland steel industry 2.0” (BEST)

The steel foundation of the Saarland “Stahlstiftung Saarland” is enabling young people to take part in an educational programme to prepare them for their career start. For the first time, refugees and young Germans are participating in a project together. The training locations are the training facilities of AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke (Dillinger) and Saarstahl AG.

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08 September 2016

Trade Fair

Saarstahl represented at “wire China” in Shanghai

From 26th to 29th September 2016 the international wire and cable industry will be meeting at the trade fair “wire China” in Shanghai. The steel manufacturer Saarstahl is also among the exhibitors and will be presenting its solutions and services for wire rod and bar steel products at stand E43 in hall W1. Part of the package on offer will be the brand new Chinese website which provides extensive information about the company.

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22 August 2016

Welcome on board!

163 new trainees join Saarland’s steel industry

A group of 163 young people started their careers today with Saarstahl AG and AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke (Dillinger). An official welcome marked the launch of the new year of training, during which the new trainees were welcomed by their future trainers, Works Council representatives, youth representatives and the Labor Director. Saarland’s steel industry currently employs a total of 498 trainees when all class years are combined (Dillinger: 241; Saarstahl: 257).

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09 June 2016

Press release Saarstahl

Saarstahl receives an award from a Japanese customer for the first time

Japanese automotive supplier DENSO has awarded Saarstahl AG with its “Regional Cooperation Award” for its excellent product quality and cooperation. Jean-Paul Timmerman, Head of Sales Wire Rod, accepted the award at the “DENSO Suppliers Convention” in Nagoya, Japan.

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01 June 2016

Press release Saarstahl

Martin Baues reappointed to the Board of Management

The Supervisory Board of Saarstahl AG in its meeting held today reappointed Martin Baues (56) as a member of the Board of Management for a further five years with effect from February 10, 2017.

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14 April 2016

www.saarstahl.com

New Saarstahl website online

A completely newly composed visual conception, short and concise texts, inviting navigational structure and the use of latest technology – the new internet presence of Saarstahl is showcased as modern, informative and customer-orientated.

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2015

22 May 2015

Press Release

Peter Schweda reappointed to the Board of Management

The Supervisory Board of Saarstahl AG in its meeting held yesterday reappointed Peter Schweda (57) as a member of the Board of Management for a further five years with effect from April 11, 2016.

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31 March 2015

Press Release

Key Data for the Business Year 2014 for the Saarstahl Group

The Saarstahl Group closed the business year 2014 with significantly better figures in comparison with the previous year. In particular, the sales volume for bar steel and wire rod was on a high level while the revenue situation remained below expectations.

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2014

23 September 2014

Press Release

Saarstahl certified with silver for CSR approach

Responsible action and sustainable economic activity are an inherent part of the corporate culture of the Saarstahl Group. Furthermore, ecological commitment, taking the needs and expectations of all employees into account as well as open and transparent exchange with all further internal and external stakeholders, are of great significance to the company. The Saarstahl Group bundles commitment in this respect under the term of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

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06 June 2014

Press Release

Saarstahl invests 46 million euros in modernisation of rolling mills

After the major investment projects of the previous years, the most recent of which was the building of the new secondary metallurgy in the steelmaking plant, Saarstahl is continuing its modernisation programme with further investments in the rolling mills in Völklingen and Burbach. The CEO of Saarstahl, Dr Karlheinz Blessing commented on the investments

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01 April 2014

Press Release

Key Data for the Business Year 2013 for the Saarstahl Group

The course of the business year 2013 was varied within the Saarstahl group. While Saarstahl AG had better results than expected regarding quantities, Saarschmiede GmbH Freiformschmiede was again affected by a decrease in turnover.

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25 March 2014

News

Meet Saarstahl at the „WIRE” 2014

From 7 to 11 April the trade fair “WIRE” takes place at the Düsseldorf exhibition centre. Under the slogan “Join the best” no less than the future of the wire and cable industry is being presented. Around 1,313 exhibitors from all over the world await 38,000 international trade visitors and decision makers. Saarstahl also participates in the world leading platform for the wire and cable industry and is looking forward to meeting its customers and business partners in Hall 12 at Stand B76.

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2013

02 October 2013

Saarstahl gewinnt Michelin Supplier Award 2013

Saarstahl AG has received this year's “Michelin Supplier Award”. Since 2010, the global player Michelin SCA has been presenting this award in recognition of those partners who provide special support in achieving Michelin´s high quality targets and who fufill the demanding Michelin standards. Martin Baues, Chief Technical Officer at Saarstahl, to whom the award was presented on 25th September 2013 in Clermont-Ferrand by Dominique Senard, Chief Executive Officer of the Michelin Group, emphasized: “We see it as a great honour to be among the six prizewinners of the Michelin Supplier Award”.

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27 September 2013

PRESS RELEASE

Dr. Peter Schäfer resigns at his own request from his position as a member of the Board of Management of Saarstahl AG

Dr. Peter Schäfer (52) will resign from his position as a member of the Board of Management of Saarstahl AG with effect from September 30, 2013 in order to pursue new challenges outside the company. He has been with the company since January 1, 2007, first as chief representative and from January 1, 2008 as a member of the Board of Management, where he was responsible for the sales division. While in this position Dr. Schäfer was able to overcome the challenges of the economic and financial crisis of 2009, together with his colleagues on the Board of Management, and to achieve the successful reemergence of the company in the following years.

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07 June 2013

PRESS RELEASE

Fred Metzken reappointed to the Board of Management

The Supervisory Board of Saarstahl AG in its meeting held yesterday reappointed Fred Metzken (57) as a member of the Board of Management for a further five years with effect from January 1, 2014.

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23 May 2013

PRESS RELEASE

"Stahlsternchen" shine on the sky

Initiated and supported by Saarstahl AG and the Stahlstiftung Saar the new children's day-care center "Stahlsternchen", which is close to the company and belongs to the state office of the Workers Welfare Federal Association (AWO), was officially opened today. The operation in the Siemensstrasse 1 has been running since February 1st this year and it is financed by public funds and parental contributions within the legal regulations. In addition, Saarstahl AG takes over the annual operating costs. The management of the children's day-care center is in the hands of Petra Haben, who is supported by a team of 8 professional educators.

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27 March 2013

Press release

Difficult business year 2012 for Saarstahl

While the first months in 2012 were still satisfactory from an economic point of view, in the further course of the year, the situation in the automotive and mechanical engineering customer segments, which are important for Saarstahl, worsened.

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2012

16 November 2012

State-of-the-art

220 million euro modernisation project completed at Zentralkokerei Saar

Optimisation of coke production and the reduction of emissions were the essential targets of the modernisation project started in 2007 at Zentralkokerei Saar GmbH (ZKS), a joint subsidiary of AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke and Saarstahl AG. Work has now been completed: following the construction of the new Battery 3 and its commissioning in 2010, the totally renovated Battery 1 has now also been successfully restarted.

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17 October 2012

Press Release

Training centre in Völklingen officially inaugurated New electrical training centre forms conclusion of 10 million euro investment

The training of qualified young employees has always played an important role in Saarstahl’s human resources policy. For this reason, the company has invested around ten million euros in a new showcase training centre in Völklingen. Today, the official completion of the building for electrical training was marked by an inaugural celebration.

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18 June 2012

Press Release

40 years of the combined wire rod / bar mill at Saarstahl’s Neunkirchen site

On 12 June 1972, the combined wire rod / bar mill went into operation – A party for employees marked the occasion of the anniversary. In December 1969, the presiding supervisory board of the Neunkircher Eisenwerk AG, formerly Gebrüder Stumm, took the decision to approve an investment of 97 million Deutschmarks in building a combined wire rod and bar mill. After a construction period of only two and a half years, at exactly 12.58 p.m. on 12 June 1972, the first so-called billets - a semi-finished steel product - came off the new line. Continuous modernisation has also meant that, up to the present day, “’Line 31’ has stood for great flexibility and product quality “Made in Neunkirchen”.

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09 May 2012

Press Release

Good business year 2011 for Saarstahl

For the Saarstahl Group, the year 2011 was characterised by a good level of incoming orders and high utilization of the capacity of the facilities. The company was able to take advantage of the continued positive development in the automotive and mechanical engineering sector, especially in Germany, as well as the increasing demand in the major markets abroad.

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26 April 2012

Press Release

Saarstahl participated in Girls‘ Day

Ten schoolgirls, in total, from the comprehensive school in Wadgassen received an insight today on Girls’ Day at Saarstahl into occupations which so far have tended to be male-dominated.

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26 January 2012

Press Release

Personnel changes in the Saarland’s steel industry

The previous Chairman of the Management Board of Saarstahl AG with responsibility for Engineering and Technology, Dr. Klaus Harste (56), has asked the Supervisory Board to release him from his duties at short notice.

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2011