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Saarstahl Group


Pure quality and innovation from the Pure Steel+ family

Saarstahl is a company with worldwide operations and which keeps the entire value chain in mind with respect to production. Our services are always tailored to the requirements of our customers. Long products from Saarstahl can be found wherever especially high requirements are placed on quality, load-bearing capacity and reliability: in the latest applications in electric mobility or track systems for high-speed trains, in wind turbines, power plants, ships and bridges, and in construction systems, mechanical engineering and production plants. Our product portfolio includes the manufacture of wire rod, bar steel and semi-finished products in a variety of qualities and for a wide range of technical applications. The product range also includes drawn wire, bright steel, high-quality open-die forged components and rail products.

Production facilities include an LD steelmaking plant, a rolling mill and a forge at the Völklingen site, and a rolling mill at the Neunkirchen site as well as at the Burbach site. The upstream coke and hot metal production is carried out with the Aktien-Gesellschaft der Dillinger Hüttenwerke (Dillinger Hütte) through the joint subsidiaries Zentralkokerei Saar GmbH (ZKS) and ROGESA Roheisengesellschaft Saar mbH (ROGESA). The Group also has production sites in France, including the Saarstahl Ascoval electric steel plant in Saint-Saulve. This has already enabled us to offer our customers highly carbon-reduced steel.

Subsidiaries and further processing

With its large number of subsidiaries, the Saarstahl Group contributes decisively to fulfilling customer requirements. Our company is a full-service provider in the wire rod and bar steel sector, covering all stages of the steel value chain. This allows us to offer tailored solutions to our customers – from high-precision bright steel products with perfect surface quality to drawn wire. Forged and rail products are also part of our product portfolio.


Saarschmiede Freiformschmiede

Saarschmiede is one of the largest and most advanced open-die forges in the world. Founded in 1913, continuous investment has ensured that it now fulfils the most stringent quality standards. Saarschmiede produces forgings for demanding applications, including large turbine shafts for power generation machinery. Thanks to cutting-edge technology, these shafts enable a high degree of efficiency in power plants and thus contribute significantly to efficient use of energy.

The Saarschmiede product portfolio also includes high-quality forged products for general mechanical engineering, tool steel, preliminary material and special materials. Around 450 Employees embody unsurpassed metallurgical expertise and ensure that the most exacting customer requirements are fulfilled.

Zentralkokerei Saar

Zentralkokerei Saar (ZKS) produces blast furnace coke in Dillingen for the joint production of hot metal for the whole of Saarland’s steel industry. It produces continuously with two coke batteries and a total capacity of around 1.3 million tons of coke per year. Following the modernization measures completed in 2012, it is now one of the most advanced and environmentally friendly coking plants in the world. The shareholders of ZKS, which was founded in January 1982, are Saarstahl AG and AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke, with each holding 50 percent of the shares. ZKS has no employees of its own. The staff required to operate the plant is provided by Dillinger.

ROGESA Roheisengesellschaft Saar

ROGESA Roheisengesellschaft Saar produces up to 4.6 million tons of hot metal per year in Dillingen exclusively for the two shareholders Saarstahl AG and AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke (each with a 50 percent stake). Blast furnace slag and slag sand are further products from ROGESA. It operates two blast furnaces and so-called upstream production processes such as the sintering plant and the coal grinding plant. Like ZKS, ROGESA is a company without employees of its own. The staff required to operate the plant is provided by Dillinger.

Saarstahl Ascoval

The Saarstahl Ascoval electric steel plant in Saint-Saulve, France, produces continuously cast billets and blooms (round, square and rectangular formats) made of non-alloyed and alloyed steel. It has a capacity of around 500 tons per year. Ascoval has an electric arc furnace (90 tons, 115 MVA), a ladle furnace (15 MVA), a twin-tank VOD system and a four-strand continuous casting line.

Saarstahl Rail

The French site in Hayange has been manufacturing high-quality rail products for 130 years. The products are used in high-speed lines and local transport systems, as well as in heavy-haul transport and for switches and crossings. With an annual production capacity of approx. 350 kt, Saarstahl Rail offers a product portfolio of more than 100 rail profiles that can be supplied in 25 steel types and in lengths of up to 108 meters. Thanks to an established circular economy and the use of steel from the EAF route, the plant is the only one in Europe able to offer carbon-reduced rails.

Further processing

Conflandey Industries

With 2,000 references for 42 types of end products and 350 customers in 50 countries around the world, Conflandey Industries in France has been part of the Saarstahl Group since 2006. This wire rod drawing mill looks back on more than 120 years of tradition and expertise. The highly qualified specialists consistently manage to find the best solution for the customer while also fulfilling the most stringent technical requirements.

The focus of the company’s highly efficient production is on wire rod and bonded strip for paper clips, stapling wire, cardboard staples, brush staples, bale tying wire, stranding wire, bicycle spokes, surgical masks, mattresses, and wire for the automotive industry, such as for tires. The products can be found all over the world in a wide variety of applications, including in the automotive industry, furniture industry, food industry, in construction and in paper mills. Conflandey is also a major supplier of armouring wires for fiber optic submarine cables used to equip communication networks around the world.

DWK Drahtwerk Köln

DWK Drahtwerke Köln GmbH manufactures technically advanced wires on state-of-the art equipment. These include prestressing steel as cord, wire and rod, technical and tempered spring steel wires, stranding wire and shaped wire, cable coating wire, cable covering wire and reinforcement wire – in dimensions ranging from 0.48 to 22.0 mm. Carburized medium and high-carbon steels, microalloyed carbon steels and SiCr- and SiCrV-based, quenched and tempered steels are primarily used for these wires. The history of the wire rod mill in Cologne-Mühlheim dates back to 1873. It has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saarstahl AG since 1984.

Drahtwerk St. Ingbert

This wire mill is also part of the long steel tradition in St. Ingbert. Drawn wires (bright, galvanized, profiled), PVC/PE wires, cut rods and drawn cold heading wires for demanding applications are produced here on hot metal basis. Thanks to their standardized physical properties, the drawn products meet the strictest requirements: controlled strength, high degree of purity, homogeneity and surface quality. Experience and expertise in development and production, efficient, advanced equipment and processes at the highest technological level have made the plant a leading supplier in Europe. Excellent surfaces and the outstanding wire rod basis are hallmarks of this mill.

Schweißdraht Luisenthal

Schweißdraht Luisenthal has developed into a leading supplier of filler metals for welding and delivers its products to the automotive supply industry and trade worldwide. The company has extended its expertise in the production of wire rod since 1926 and is considered a leading specialist in hardfacing and thermal spraying. The product range includes filler metals for shielded arc welding, submerged arc welding, electrode core wires and rods as well as wires for thermal spraying in the areas of conventional spraying and for the various processes for spraying out the piston cylinder bores of engines (Cylinder Bore Coating – CBC). Consistently high product quality and meticulous focus on service make the company a sought-after partner.


Saar-Blankstahl is a specialist for products made of bright bar steel and uses state-of-the-art equipment and manufacturing processes to produce innovative, high-quality solutions to the specifications of customers in the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, the electromechanical industry and for the turned parts and rolling bearing industry. Always a step ahead, Saar-Blankstahl sets standards in product quality, production technology and customer service. The production and delivery range covers cold drawing, peeling, grinding, heat treatment of preliminary and finished material, eddy current and US testing, and the manufacture of short lengths.


Saar-Bandstahl is a leading supplier of cold-rolled strip products for automotive suppliers, the electrical engineering industry and the metal goods industry. The company has many years of experience and employs innovative technologies to manufacture high-quality and precise products. Strict controls ensure reliable, first-class quality. The dedicated team combines tradition with innovation to fulfil the specific requirements of customers.

Service providers

Metallurgische Gesellschaft Saar

Metallurgische Gesellschaft Saar (MGS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saarstahl AG. Its task is to procure the raw material steel scrap required for steel production within the SHS Group and to provide it at the right time, in the required quality and in sufficient quantity for the steel production plants in Völklingen and Dillingen. MGS has also been handling the scrap purchases of Saarstahl-Ascoval in Saint Saulve since December 2021.

For this, MGS buys the steel scrap from traders throughout Europe and the rest of the world, but above all from disposal centers (automotive industry, automotive suppliers, mechanical engineering companies). It also prepares the company’s own scrap for reuse in the steel plant.

MGS quality management is certified in accordance with DIN ISO 9000 ff. MGS is a certified waste management company in accordance with Sections 56 and 57 of the German Circular Economy Act (KrWG).

Saar Rail

Saarstahl Rail has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Dillinger Hütte and Saarstahl Vermögensverwaltungs- und Beteiligungs-OHG since 2020. Shunting activities within the plants are Saar Rail’s main area of business.

In addition, Saar Rail is licensed as a public railway and is therefore able to operate rail freight transport both between the plants and in Germany. It maintains business relationships with both Group companies and third parties to handle rail transport operations.

Saar Stahlbau

Saar Stahlbau specializes in the manufacture, sale, assembly and maintenance of steel, machine and plant construction as well as the maintenance of road and rail vehicles. Its activities focus on providing services to Saarstahl and Dillinger as well as other companies within the SHS Group. It is also involved in external business, primarily in the railway sector and in component construction.