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Research and Development


Innovations with and for our customers

The Research and Development department at Saarstahl optimizes existing processes and products and also develops new processes and concepts. Driven by the requirements and creativity of our customers, we are motivated to push the limits of what is possible. We therefore work closely with all our production facilities at Saarstahl AG, are in close contact with our colleagues in Sales, Marketing and Quality Management, and exchange experiences with our suppliers. First and foremost we incorporate the requests, experiences and suggestions of our customers into the product and process developments. As a result, the R&D department represents the entire process chain at Saarstahl – including developments and improvements made at the steelmaking plant (liquid metallurgy and continuous casting), the rolling mills and downstream aggregates (product optimization and process simulation), as well as developing completely new grades of steel and efforts to improve surface coatings. We are focused on current issues such as e-mobility, hydrogen transport, carbon-neutral steel production, sustainability and digitalization.

Initiatives and Cooperation

The R&D department at Saarstahl AG also participates in national and international development projects (RFCS, AiF, FOSTA, etc.). Moreover, we cooperate with external research institutions and support students within the context of internships and final diploma theses (bachelor’s, master’s, and dissertations).



Dr. Barbara Ebel-Wolf
Head of Research & Development

Phone: +49 6898 103356