AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share

Salzgitter AG

Salzgitter AG
Company nameSalzgitter AG
Company typeAktiengesellschaft
IndustrySteel, engineering
HeadquartersSalzgitter, Germany
Key peopleHeinz Jörg Fuhrmann (CEO and Chairman of the executive board), Rainer Thieme (Chairman of the supervisory board)
ProductsSteel products including tubes, steel trading, packaging and filling systems
Revenue-8.305 billion (2010)
Operating income-159.8 million (2010)
Net income-29.8 million (2010)
Total assets-8.689 billion (end 2010)
Total equity-3.846 billion (end 2010)
Employees25,120 (average, 2010)

     Home | Company | Salzgitter AG

Salzgitter AG is a German company, one of the largest steel producers in Europe with an annual output of around 7 million tonnes.

The company was founded in 1937 as Reichswerke Hermann Göring,

which went on to become the largest German economic enterprise in the Third Reich

along with I.G. Farben and Vereinigte Stahlwerke AG. The Reichswerke were liquidated in 1953. Its legal successor became the state owned AG für Bergbau- und Hüttenbetrieb, renamed Salzgitter AG in 1961. During the 1960s, the company was the largest state owned corporation in the world. It went public on the German Stock Exchange in 1998.

With over 100 subsidiaries and associated companies, the Group is structured in five divisions Steel, Trading, Tubes, Services and Technology under the umbrella of a management holding company.

The Group's principal activity is to manufacture steel and associated products. The products include heavy profile steel sheets, hot-rolled wide strips and steel strips, heavy and medium weight plates, sheet steel, and trapezoidal sheeting. The company also owns 20% of Norddeutsche Affinerie which is the largest copper producer in Europe and as well the largest copper recycler worldwide.

In December 2008 the company moved up from the MDAX index to the DAX Index of top 30 German companies. It was demoted back to the MDAX in June 2010.

In 1970, Salzgitter AG merged with the mining company Ilseder Hütte , which was founded in 1858 in the Hanover area in Germany to manufacture pig iron from the ore discovered in the area between Hanover and Magdeburg. The initial shareholders of Ilseder Hütte were primarily local landowners and merchants. In the 1920s the company was involved in coal mining in Westphalia to safeguard the supplies of coal required for pig iron manufacturing. The company grew through a number or mergers and acquisitions, but was hit by the economic crisis of the 1970s and became state owned through the merger with Salzgitter AG.

Warning: simplexml_load_file( [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 410 Gone in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "" in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 260