21 October 2022

Press Release

IOC Iron Ore Company of Canada receives award as „TOP supplier“ again

ROGESA Roheisengesellschaft Saar mbH and Zentralkokerei Saar GmbH (ZKS) introduced a supplier management system as part of their substainability strategy in 2019. Since then, top suppliers have been awarded based on defined sustainability and quality criteria, they have to fullfill conditions such as: product quality, adherence to quantities and deadlines, flexibility with regard to changing framework conditions, technical support granded and sustainability. For the iron ore sector, ROEGSA and Zentralkokerei recently awarded the IOC Iron Ore Company of Canada as TOP supplier of the year 2021. So, the canadian company has received the TOP supplier award twice in the row.

05 October 2022

Press Release

New careers in the Saarland steel industry Saarland: Chamber of Industry and Commerce and SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar have joined forces to shape the transformation in the world of work

Industrial specialist for hydrogen – that’s the name of a new vocational qualification that will be in demand in the future at SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar with the companies Dillinger and Saarstahl. The world of work and fields of activity will change fundamentally for employees when the largest employer in Saarland converts its traditional blast furnace route to more sustainable technologies. The Saarland Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) and SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar are supporting this transformation in the world of work by offering custom-tailored qualification programs. The first low-carbon steel is slated to be produced in Saarland in 2027. Qualification training is beginning in parallel with the planning of the plants.

29 August 2022

Exciting prospects for the future

Dillinger and Saarstahl welcome 130 young recruits

Dillinger and Saarstahl today welcomed 130 new apprentices who are starting a new phase of their lives. Exciting tasks await the young people in the coming years: They will have the chance to play an active role in shaping the industry’s important transformation process toward production of carbon-neutral steel.

17 June 2022

Press Release

Saarstahl earns platinum status in the EcoVadis sustainability rating

EcoVadis, an internationally recognized ratings platform to assess corporate social responsibility, has awarded its platinum rating to Saarstahl’s sustainability strategy. Saarstahl has thus achieved the highest possible rating, putting it among the top 1 percent of companies assessed in its industry category. The EcoVadis rating confirms the high quality of sustainability management at Saarstahl. Responsible operation and sustainable business management have long been firmly embedded in the corporate policy of the steel-producing company.

09 June 2022

Press release

Supervisory boards decide: green steel will be produced in the Saar region.

The Supervisory Boards of SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar, Saarstahl AG and Aktien-Gesellschaft der Dillinger Hüttenwerke (Dillinger) have adopted an ambitious roadmap to transform Saarland’s steel industry. This marks another important milestone on the path to carbon-neutral steel production. Production of green steel is now slated to begin in Saarland in 2027.

24 May 2022

Press Release

Helping people and showing solidarity: SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar (SHS) with Dillinger and Saarstahl donate EUR 1 million to help Ukraine

The war in Ukraine and its impact on the people in the country have prompted deep concern on the part of the companies of the SHS Group and their employees. As Germany's third-largest steel producer, SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar with its subsidiaries Saarstahl and Dillinger takes its responsibility seriously and is supporting the “Aktion SR/SWR-Herzenssache” aid campaign and Malteser Hilfsdienst e.V. with a donation of EUR 500,000 each for their relief efforts.

20 May 2022

Press Release

Saarstahl AG produces the thinnest wire rod in Europe

At just 4.5 mm, Europe’s thinnest wire rod comes from Saarland: The wire is a new addition to the Saarstahl AG product portfolio and is used for things such as rope and spring wire in the automotive industry and in mechanical engineering.

18 May 2022

Press Release

A company goes to school: Children discover technology during a joint project of SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar and Südschule St. Ingbert school

Children are fascinated by technical contexts from an early age and want to understand how things work. The joint project of Südschule St. Ingbert and SHS – Stahl- Holding-Saar (SHS) with its subsidiaries Dillinger and Saarstahl is intended to nurture this excitement in the children and foster their thirst for knowledge. The cooperation is taking place as part of the programs of the nationwide “Wissensfabrik – Unternehmen für Deutschland e.V.” (Knowledge Factory) network.

06 May 2022

Press Release

A record number of work anniversaries: Dillinger and Saarstahl honor 1,468 employees for their company loyalty

The celebration could finally take place in April: Dillinger and Saarstahl once again held their big anniversary ceremony following a two-year pause due to COVID-19. With the Executive Board, Board of Trustees and Works Council members in attendance, 1,468 anniversary honorees were recognized for 50, 45, 35 and 25 years of loyalty to the company. Because the anniversary period this time included September 2019 to April 2022, not only the number of anniversaries but also their years of service with the company was record-breaking: The honorees have committed a combined sum of 47,515 years to Saarstahl and Dillinger!

12 April 2022

Press release: Key figures for the 2021 financial year for the Dillinger Group and the Saarstahl Group

Achieving the turnaround: Dillinger and Saarstahl significantly improve operating profit

• The Saarstahl and Dillinger Groups can look back on a successful 2021 financial year. • Net sales increased significantly: in the Dillinger Group from €1.645 billion to €2.281 billion and in the Saarstahl Group from €1.684 billion to €2.777 billion. • Dillinger Group closed the financial year with an EBITDA of €201.1 million and an EBIT of €80.1 million. The Saarstahl Group recorded an EBITDA of €281.5 million and an EBIT of €187.9 million. • The cost-cutting program initiated in 2019 has been implemented quickly and effectively. The final measures will be completed in 2022.

30 March 2022

Press Release

Saarstahl Ascoval and Saarstahl Rail: Investing in a sustainable future

The French plants Saarstahl Ascoval and Saarstahl Rail are playing an important strategic role within the SHS/Saarstahl Group with the production of low-carbon steel and high-quality infrastructure products for the mobility revolution. The Group has already approved an investment volume of around EUR 7 million this year for the two French sites and is planning further investment. The SHS-/Saarstahl Group, which employs about 1,500 people in France, is also seeking to position itself as an attractive employer in this region as well.

10 March 2022

Press Release Saarstahl and Schweißdraht Luisenthal

Investment for greater capacity and superior quality: Schweißdraht Luisenthal GmbH launches operation of new copper plating plant

Saarstahl subsidiary Schweißdraht Luisenthal (SDL) has commissioned a new copper plating plant. A total of around EUR 5 million has been invested in the plant. The plant has two state-of-the-art copper-plating lines and, together with the previously existing plant that likewise features a two-wire line, will double the production capacity of the welding wire specialist while also further improving quality.

03 February 2022

Press Release

Certified family friendly: Saarstahl and Dillinger awarded the Family-Friendly Company seal of quality

Dillinger and Saarstahl were honored with Saarland’s Family-Friendly Company seal of quality from Ute Knerr, project manager of the Working and Living in Saarland service center (, presented the certificate to Joerg Disteldorf, Chief Human Resources Officer and Labor Director at Dillinger and Saarstahl. State Secretary for Economic Affairs Jürgen Barke also accepted the invitation and congratulated the steel partners on receiving the award. Saarstahl was certified for the first time and Dillinger was recertified.



16 December 2021

A company goes to school

SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar and am Römerkastell School agree to partnership

Getting young people excited about technology, digitalization and science is the aim of the educational partnership between am Römerkastell School in Dillingen and SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar with its companies Dillinger and Saarstahl. The cooperation is taking place as part of the programs of the nationwide “Wissensfabrik – Unternehmen für Deutschland e.V.” (Knowledge Factory) network.

07 December 2021

Saarstahl supports the Tafel food bank in Völklingen with its Christmas donation drive

EUR 5,000 for Tafel Völklingen

On 6 December – St. Nicholas Day in Germany – the Tafel food bank in Völklingen is receiving a EUR 5,000 donation from Saarstahl AG. The volunteers used part of the money to pack St. Nicholas bags for the children of the roughly 300 families who currently visit the food bank. The remaining EUR 4,500 will be used to finance the new refrigerated vehicle that is urgently needed by the food bank, which is run by Diakonie Saar.

04 November 2021

Press Release

“Steel icon” career choice: Applicant portal open for 2022 training

Applications are now being accepted for apprenticeships in 2022 at the steel partners Dillinger and Saarstahl. In line with the motto “Steel diversity for life” (in German: “Stahlbunt fürs Leben”) the companies offer young people state-of-the-art training with strong prospects for the future. Career starters can choose between a total of 18 technical/trade and commercial professions and train to become “steel icons”.

05 October 2021

Milestone achieved

First low-carbon steel from Saarstahl Ascoval arrives in Saarland

From the outside the steel ingots – known in the industry as steel billets – look like ordinary steel. But the delivery of these billets is a special first: the first delivery of low-carbon steel from Saarstahl Ascoval, the new Saarstahl subsidiary in the north of France (Saint-Saulve), has arrived at the Burbach works. There they are rolled into wire and delivered to the first customers in the construction industry.

22 September 2021

Press Release

Dr. Klaus Richter appointed Chief Technology Officer of Saarstahl

The Supervisory Board of Saarstahl during its meeting today appointed Dr. Klaus Richter (61) as Member of the Board of Management for the Technology Division of Saarstahl with effect from 1 October 2021. Klaus Richter, who was for many years head of the company's steel works in Völklingen, has been a member of the Saarstahl Board of Management since 2013 and to date has been responsible for the Sales Division.

17 September 2021

Press Release

Stability for the future – 20 years of Montan-Stiftung-Saar

The Montan-Stiftung-Saar foundation was established on 7 September 2001 as part of the “Saarland iron and steelworks solution”. The aim of the foundation was to reorganize the ownership structure of the steel industry in Saarland in order to secure the long-term sustainability of the companies and jobs in the industry. The foundation has been a guarantor for the stability of the Saarland steel industry since 2001. In line with the purpose of the foundation, it has also become an integral part of the Saarland university landscape as a supporter of education and science.

09 September 2021

Overwhelming participation in the first joint fundraising campaign by SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar, Saarstahl and Dillinger

“One hour for people in need” raises €520,000 in donations to benefit the SR/SWR flood disaster relief campaign

The devastating disaster caused by flooding in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate has prompted not only profound sadness among employees of the SHS Group but also a strong will to donate to the cause. Many responded to the request from the Board of Management and Works Council and took part in the “One hour for people in need” campaign.

07 September 2021

Saarstahl Rail and Saarstahl Ascoval

New names for quality manufacturers in the rail and “green steel” markets

The SHS/Saarstahl Group today announced the new names for the two plants in France to employees and customers of the Hayange rail plant and the Saint-Saulve steelmaking plant based on the electric arc furnace (EAF) technology. The rail plant at the Hayange location (formerly Liberty Rail Hayange) will in future bear the name Saarstahl Rail, the EAF steel plant in Saint-Saulve (formerly Liberty Ascoval) will now trade under the name Saarstahl Ascoval.

23 August 2021

Press Release

Start of training: Into the future with Saarstahl and Dillinger

Full of anticipation, 128 trainees started their future careers today at Dillinger and Saarstahl. This is always a special day for the companies as well: Dillinger and Saarstahl have for many years relied on having a strong pool of young talent of their own and have offered their young trainees state-of-the-art training at the highest technical level. The steelmaking partners are maintaining this program even under currently difficult economic circumstances and are continuing training at a consistently high level.

16 June 2021

Press release Saarstahl, SHS - Stahl-Holding-Saar

Saarstahl bid for the two French steel plants Liberty Ascoval (Saint-Saulve) and Liberty Rail Hayange (Hayange): A new industrial project for the future of the Nord and the Moselle

Saarstahl confirms its bid to Liberty Steel Group for the acquisition of its two steel plants Liberty Ascoval (in Saint-Saulve, Nord, hereafter "Ascoval") and Liberty Rail Hayange (in Hayange, Moselle, hereafter "Hayange"). This bid supports an industrial project for the future of the two plants, but also for an enduring development of industrial activities in the Nord and Moselle regions.

27 May 2021

Innovation for the future

Stefan Kaufmann, Federal Innovation Commissioner for Green Hydrogen (BMBF), is gathering information about the Green Steel initiative and about the use of hydrogen at Dillinger and Saarstahl

Dr. Stefan Kaufmann, Innovation Commissioner for Green Hydrogen at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), visited the Dillingen site today together with Ammar Alkassar, Saarland’s representative for innovation and strategy (Saarland State Chancellery), and Markus Uhl, a member of the Bundestag, to learn about the next important steps for the steel partners in Saarland on their way to carbon-neutral steel production.

29 April 2021

Press release Dillinger, Saarstahl und Paul Wurth

“Green steel” initiative: cutting carbon with H2Syngas

With “H2Syngas”, Saarstahl and Dillinger have joined with Paul Wurth, a Luxembourg engineering company belonging to the SMS group to use their own process gases and significant quantities of hydrogen in the blast furnace process. The associated pilot plant, which is being built in cooperation with Paul Wurth, is scheduled to begin operating this summer.

30 March 2021

Press Release

Saarstahl’s sustainability efforts again earn gold in 2021

The strong and long-standing commitment of Saarstahl to corporate social responsibility (CSR) was again rated worthy of a gold medal in 2021 by EcoVadis, an international provider of sustainability ratings. Saarstahl had already been honored with a gold rating in 2020. This year the company scored 72 points, placing the Saarland steel company among the top three percent of companies in its industry category. The CSR rating by EcoVadis confirms that responsible action and sustainable management are central components of Saarstahl's corporate policy.

23 March 2021

Press release

Key figures for the 2020 financial year for Dillinger Group and Saarstahl Group

• Another difficult financial year: The coronavirus pandemic exacerbated an already strained situation during the year • Net sales thus fell considerably: by 21.2% to €1.645 billion in the Dillinger Group and by 23.7% to €1.684 billion in the Saarstahl Group • Dillinger Group closed the financial year with an EBITDA of -€68.9 million and an EBIT of -€192.8 million / Saarstahl Group recorded an EBITDA of -€70.4 million and an EBIT of -€171.2 million • Saarstahl (71.2 %) and Dillinger (62.1 %) continue to have good equity ratios • Both companies report a significant recovery in demand at the beginning of the year • Forecasts for all of 2021 are cautiously optimistic but remain fraught with uncertainty, in particular due to the further development of the pandemic • Dr. Karl-Ulrich Köhler, Chairman of the Board of Management of Dillinger and Saarstahl: “We need to accelerate implementation of the cost-cutting program and accomplish the turnaround quickly, effectively and permanently”

17 March 2021

Press release Saarstahl und Dillinger

More energy and lower emissions – new circular cooler dedusting system benefits the environment

The new dedusting system for the circular cooler with an integrated heat recovery system at sinter plant 3 of ROGESA Roheisengesellschaft Saar mbH, a joint subsidiary of Dillinger and Saarstahl, is significantly helping improve environmental protection at the Dillingen location. The environmental project represents an investment of EUR 28 million.

22 February 2021

LIBERTY, Paul Wurth and SHS

Stahl-Holding-Saar to develop major hydrogen-based steel making plant in France

LIBERTY Steel, Paul Wurth and SHS - Stahl-Holding-Saar sign Memorandum of Understanding to develop a major hydrogen-based steel making plant in France. Pan-European partnership will assess the development of a 1 GW hydrogen plant and 2 million tonne DRI plant next to the ALVANCE Aluminium Dunkerque site. An important step in LIBERTY’s GREENSTEEL strategy and ambition to be carbon neutral by 2030

16 February 2021

Press Release SHS - Stahl-Holding-Saar

Rio Tinto teams up with Paul Wurth and SHS-Stahl-Holding-Saar on low-carbon iron in Canada

Rio Tinto, Paul Wurth S.A. and SHS-Stahl-Holding-Saar GmbH & Co. KGaA (SHS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the production of a low-carbon steel feedstock. This partnership brings together a leading global miner, an international leader in the design and supply of engineering solutions for integrated steelmakers and one of Europe’s best-known steelmakers.

12 February 2021

Press Release Montan-Stiftung-Saar

Shaping the structures and staffing for the future

Montan-Stiftung-Saar has appointed Jonathan Weber as Managing Director of SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar GmbH & Co. KGaA and Member of the Board of Directors of AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke and Saarstahl AG for the newly created cross-divisional “Transformation” area of responsibility



04 December 2020

Press release

Energy consumption cut by 2,500,000 kWh per year!

Compared to its predecessor, the new tube gas storage facility on the premises of Saarstahl AG in Neunkirchen – “successor” to the gasometer that was dismantled in June of this year – saves the energy equivalent of roughly 600 Neunkirchen households per year, or 2,500,000 kWh.

21 August 2020

Press Release Saarstahl und Dillinger

It’s all systems go for the green transformation – the German Minister of Economics, Saarland’s Minister-President and Saarland’s Minister of Economics examine the green steel strategy for Dillinger and Saarstahl

Germany’s first hydrogen-based steel production plant via the blast furnace route is beginning operation in Dillingen. With the €14 million investment, Dillinger and Saarstahl are further cutting their carbon emissions while also creating the conditions for practical use of green hydrogen.

28 May 2020

Press Release

Saving energy and increasing efficiency with ESTA

The energy efficiency network ESTA (“Energieeffizienz mit Stahl”) has posted positive results after its three-year duration: Saarstahl, Dillinger and the affiliated companies achieved energy savings of roughly 29,500 megawatt hours per year. This amounts to an annual reduction of carbon emissions of approx. 11,750 metric tons.

27 May 2020

Press release SHS - Stahl-Holding-Saar

Supervisory Board lays groundwork for the future – identical executive management for SHS, Dillinger and Saarstahl

As part of the ongoing strategy process, the Supervisory Board of SHS - Stahl-Holding-Saar (SHS) decided at its meeting yesterday in favor of identical staffing for the management of SHS - Stahl-Holding-Saar as well as that of the Boards of Directors of Aktien-Gesellschaft der Dillinger Hüttenwerke (Dillinger) and Saarstahl AG. Dr. Günter Luxenburger of Dillinger, and Dr. Klaus Richter of Saarstahl, both Sales Directors for their respective companies, were appointed as additional Managing Directors of SHS, effective 1 July 2020. The two Sales Directors will continue to perform their functions at Dillinger and Saarstahl, respectively. As of 1 July 2020, the SHS Board of Management will therefore consist of Tim Hartmann, Chairman; Martin Baues; Jörg Disteldorf (as the designated successor to Peter Schweda); Dr. Günter Luxenburger; and Dr. Klaus Richter.

21 April 2020

Press Release

Saarstahl achieves gold rating for sustainability

EcoVadis, an international provider of business sustainability ratings, has awarded Saarstahl a gold medal for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. The CSR rating confirms that responsible action and sustainable management are central elements of Saarstahl's corporate policy. With this in mind, Chairman of the Board of Management Tim Hartmann is once again urgently calling for the political groundwork to be laid for the green transformation.

24 March 2020

Press release

Key figures for the 2019 financial year for Dillinger Group and Saarstahl Group

• Very difficult market conditions led to weaker demand • Net sales fell accordingly: by 5.2% to €2.087 billion in the Dillinger Group and by 12.7% to €2.206 billion in the Saarstahl Group • Dillinger Group closed the financial year with an EBITDA of €8.5 million and an EBIT of -€116.1 million / Saarstahl Group recorded an EBITDA of -€18.5 million and an EBIT of -€127.6 million • The equity ratios of Saarstahl (74.5%) and Dillinger (64.9%) are proof of the financial structure remains solid • Joint strategy process “proactive, carbon-free, efficient” will continue to be advanced • Goals have been clearly defined: cost reductions of €250 million and an earnings contribution of €150 million from sales activities • Outlook for 2020 with major uncertainties

06 March 2020

Press Release

Personnel change in the Board of Management of Aktien-Gesellschaft der Dillinger Hüttenwerke and Saarstahl AG

Peter Schweda (62) is resigning and retiring from his post as Chief Human Resources Officer and Labor Director of AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke (Dillinger) and Saarstahl AG, and as a Managing Director of SHS - Stahl-Holding-Saar, with effect from 30 June 2020. Schweda has been Chief Human Resources Officer and Labor Director of Dillinger and Saarstahl since 2011 and a member of the Board of Management of SHS - Stahl-Holding-Saar since 2016.

20 January 2020

Germany’s Environment Minister visits steel industry in Saarland

Saarstahl and Dillinger demonstrate commitment to green steel

Svenja Schulze, Germany’s Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, visited the Dillinger steel rolling plant together with Saarland’s Economics and Energy Minister Anke Rehlinger, Environment Minister Reinhold Jost and District Administrator Patrik Lauer.



17 December 2019

Press Release

First joint sustainability report published

SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar, Saarstahl and Dillinger have published their first joint sustainability report. With this voluntary report, the companies of the SHS Group have documented their responsibility to economic, environmental and societal interests. The report is based on the GRI standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

06 August 2019

Trainee Welcome Day 2019

Saarland’s steel industry welcomes 159 new trainees

The new training year is beginning: A total of 159 young people start their careers today at Saarstahl AG and AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke. At Saarstahl, 76 trainees are beginning a new phase of their lives: 68 in technical and industrial fields and 8 in business-related fields. Dillinger has recruited 83 trainees this year, with 78 of them in technical and industrial fields and 5 in business-related fields. The group includes 22 women and 12 participants in the intercultural BEST 2.0 career-entry program.⃰ Saarland’s steel industry now employs 563 trainees (Dillinger: 273; Saarstahl: 290) across all training years.

19 June 2019

Material and process development

Saarstahl AG invests 17 million euros in the Homburg site of its Saar-Blankstahl subsidiary

A pioneering construction site at the Saarstahl subsidiary in Homburg: work is now underway to expand the heat treatment capacity at Saar-Blankstahl. With the decision taken by the Supervisory Board at the end of 2018 to expand the annealing capacity of its subsidiary, Saarstahl AG is responding to an expected increase in worldwide demand for heat-treated bar material and to demand for higher-quality steels, which also play an important role in electric mobility. The company is investing 17 million euros in this project.

24 May 2019

Press release ROGESA

Sustainable steel production at the Saar: Dillinger and Saarstahl are for the first time using hydrogen in blast furnaces to reduce carbon emissions

Dillinger and Saarstahl are taking a new approach to reducing carbon emissions and are for the first time using hydrogen in the two blast furnaces of ROGESA Roheisengesellschaft Saar mbH (ROGESA). An investment volume of €14 million will be used for an innovative system that significantly reduces carbon emissions at the Dillingen site.

26 March 2019

Press release

Key figures for the business year 2018 for the Saarstahl Group

The Saarstahl Group looks back on a successful business year 2018 which is characterized by a further increase in sales revenues and favourable figures in the financial result. Tim Hartmann, Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Financial Officer explained the figures for the year saying, “Thanks to high demand in our core segments of bar steel and wire rod, the group turnover increased to a record level compared with the previous year due to a positive development in revenue and in spite of a slight decrease in shipping volumes. In the last few months of the year, there was a decline in demand due to economic factors but sales remained on a high level throughout the year“.

19 March 2019

Press Release - SHS - Stahl-Holding-Saar, Dillinger, Saarstahl

Reinhard Störmer selected Chairman of the Montan-Stiftung-Saar – Martin Baues new Chief Technical Officer of Saarland’s steel industry

During the respective board meetings in March, Mr. Reinhard Störmer was selected Chairman of the Curatorship for the Montan-Stiftung-Saar. Mr. Störmer succeeds Dr. Michael H. Müller, who died unexpectedly. Reinhard Störmer has been a member of the Curatorship since 14 November 2010 and has been Deputy Chairman of the Curatorship since August 2016.

22 February 2019


Announcement from the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Montan-Stiftung-Saar and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar

We were deeply shocked and saddened to receive news today of the sudden death of Dr. Michael H. Müller, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Montan-Stiftung-Saar and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Aktien-Gesellschaft der Dillinger Hüttenwerke and Saarstahl AG. We extend our deepest condolences to his family.

20 February 2019

100 million euros investment at Saarstahl

Work to complete the new continuous casting system S1 is on schedule

Since the middle of November 2017, construction work on the new continuous casting system S1 in the steel plant of Saarstahl has been running at full speed. The project represents a total investment of 100 million euros and requires that all tasks be coordinated with the greatest precision to ensure that the system can go into operation according to schedule at the end of 2019.



07 November 2018

Saarstahl: Exhibitor at German Pavilion

wire India 2018

The trade fair wire India will take place on November 27 – 29, 2018 in the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, Mumbai for the seventh time. This fair is the Indian counterpart to the world’s leading trade fair for the wire and cable industry wire, held in Düsseldorf, Germany, where Saarstahl was successfully represented as an exhibitor this year.

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.

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.

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.⃰

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.



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.

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.

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.

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.

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.⃰

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.

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.



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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

14 April 2016

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.



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.

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.



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).

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

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.

25 March 2014


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.



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”.

27 September 2013


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.

07 June 2013


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.

23 May 2013


"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.

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.



16 November 2012


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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.