Manufacturing and materials expertise for a sustainable future

We have always been passionate technological pioneers. The more challenging the task, the stronger our will to master it successfully. The road to carbon neutrality offers a technology-driven company numerous opportunities to leverage its expertise to achieve this goal – in our processes, in our products, and when we advise customers.

Exploring the limits of what is possible and using innovative ideas to push them further and further is what drives us. This is also exactly what we’re doing when it comes to sustainability. Our production processes are a prime example – in the future, green hydrogen will be an important fuel for us, which is why we have already adapted lines specifically for this purpose .

In order to manufacture high-performance products at scale, we require state-of-the-art production technology. This particularly applies to materials used in innovative products for the energy revolution, such as highly permeable electrical steel strip for generators in wind turbines or very thin stainless precision steel strip for hydrogen-based fuel cells. In many cases, the special design and ongoing advancement of our production lines on the basis of our extensive expertise is what makes it possible to achieve the particular performance of a material in the first place.

Manufacturing sustainable material solutions not only requires a change in metallurgical processes, but also a corresponding development environment among steel processors. That's why, in addition to our production and processing systems, we’ve also made targeted investments in materials technology and quality assurance – for example, we have a scanning electron microscope with extensive analysis capabilities that accelerate development processes with the aim of achieving the shortest possible time to market for products used in new applications.

Production Sustainability: The potential of innovative production processes

When it comes to sustainable production processes, it isn’t just about conserving energy and resources and avoiding emissions. Our production lines and processes are what make the high-performance materials possible in the first place – materials that are essential to the energy revolution. / more 

Future steel materials Sustainable material concepts for the products of the future

As a development partner, Waelzholz offers highly specialized steel materials for cutting-edge and sustainable products in the fields of mobility, energy, and industry. We support our customers from the initial idea to the market-ready innovation and master the challenges of the transformation together. / more 

| Sustainability Waelzholz and thyssenkrupp take important step towards green steel production

Waelzholz received its first delivery of coils with reduced carbon emissions from thyssenkrupp Hohenlimburg. / more

| Sustainability Low-emission steel strip: Waelzholz signs agreement with Tata Steel Nederland

Tata Steel Nederland and Waelzholz have signed an agreement for the supply of low-emission hot-rolled steel strip. / more

| Steel materials Efficient fine blanking instead of machining

Machining from a solid blank remains the standard manufacturing process for a number of components today. For products… / more

| Corporate & markets Logistics innovation with digital driver check-in terminal

Truck drivers are now welcomed at Waelzholz in Hagen, Germany, in 13 languages and with a logical, step-by-step check-in… / more

| Industries & applications Steel strip for bi-metal hole saws and band saws

When it comes to manufacturing bi-metal saws, our backing strip combines a wide range of properties with high repeat… / more

| Sustainability Waelzholz now sourcing low-carbon emission wire rods from ArcelorMittal

Waelzholz has received its first shipment of low-carbon emission wire rods from ArcelorMittal, and in doing so has… / more

| Sustainability Hardened and tempered steel strip for clutch plates in wind turbines

When it comes to renewable power generation using modern wind turbines, special clutch plates made of martensitic… / more

| Sustainability Waelzholz increasingly relying on low-emission steel from thyssenkrupp in the future

In the future, Waelzholz will increasingly rely on bluemint® Steel, the climate-friendly hot rolled steel strip from our… / more