07. September 2021

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.

“With the selected company names we want to highlight the affiliation of the two plants to the Saarstahl Group and to our corporate strategy, both internally and for the public. This is also important for the employees of the plants in Hayange and Saint-Saulve and is part of the ongoing integration of the two plants into the Saarstahl Group production network,” explained Dr. Klaus Richter, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Saarstahl and member of the executive management of SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar.

Saarstahl is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of quality long steel products. Saarstahl Rail’s rail business will be a key element in the company’s future strategy: “We want to produce high-quality infrastructure products there and thus actively shape and advance the development of sustainable mobility solutions. With Saarstahl Ascoval, we have also intentionally invested in a new route using electric arc furnace to produce green steel,” Richter added. The EAF steel route will also open up future possibilities for Saarstahl to offer a broader range of products – made from premium-quality steel with a carbon-neutral footprint.

About the Saarstahl Group:

The Saarstahl name has long stood for high-quality, customized solutions made from steel. The Saarstahl Group, headquartered in Völklingen, Germany, specializes in the production of wire rod, bar steel, billets and forged products in premium qualities. With innovative products and intelligent technologies, Saarstahl is helping find answers to global challenges like mobility, energy efficiency and safety. Saarstahl products are in demand by the automotive and construction industries, the power engineering industry, the aerospace industry, by general mechanical engineering and other steel processing industries, and they are used in applications that can be subjected to the most extreme conditions.

With the acquisition of a rail plant and an EAF steel plant in France, Saarstahl is also significantly advancing the environmental transition in the area of sustainable mobility. More information: www.saarstahl.com


Martin Reinicke
Public relations

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