Meet the Sponsors 2023

Alleima is a leading manufacturer of high value-added products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating.

Based on long-term customer partnerships, and leading materials technology, we advance processes and applications in the most demanding industries.

With more than 900 active alloy recipes, our offering comprises products for several customer segments, mainly seamless stainless tubes, electric heating technology and resistance materials, ultra-fine wire, and precious metals for use in medical devices and electronic appliances, as well as precision strip steel and strip-based products.

Our fully integrated value chain, from R&D to end-product, ensures industry-leading technology, quality, sustainability, and circularity.

Alleima, with headquarter in Sandviken, Sweden, and revenues of SEK 18.4 billion in 2022, has approximately 5,900 employees and customers in approximately 90 countries.

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At Mannesmann Stainless Tubes, we are proud of our commitment to the continuous innovation and development of our production range to support the most demanding of Customer needs, across the global market. At the foundation of our reputation is our cultural commitment to quality and integrity, passionate about understanding our Customer’s needs and product applications.

We serve diverse markets, including the Oil & Gas, Power and Aerospace sectors. We embrace innovation and are a key driver and contributor to the generation of new specifications that become tomorrows’ standards. Our product range is from 1.6 mm (0.063”) to 280 mm (11”) outside diameter across the full range of seamless austenitic stainless and Nickel alloy grades, complemented by super- austenitics like 904L and 6Mo, duplex and super duplex alloys, and a complete family of Nickel alloys.

Our global production facilities in Europe and the US are supported by a global commercial organization. From the origins of the Mannesmann brothers and their invention in 1885 of the rolling process for the production of seamless tubes, in Remscheid, Germany, today we are proud to be: Tube Experts – it’s what we are, it’s what we do.

Maruichi Stainless Tube manufactures high-quality seamless stainless pipes and tubes around the globe. Most recently, it has focused on products for the semiconductor and automotive markets with innovative grades and ongoing, large-scale investments in technology. Decarbonisation, both in-house and in the markets it serves, is also a priority.

Two years have passed since Kobelco Steel Tube changed its name to Maruichi Stainless Tube and joined the Maruichi Steel Group. In addition to manufacturing high-quality seamless stainless pipes and tubes, Maruichi Stainless Tube also produces high-growth products such as semiconductor bright annealed (BA) tubes.

Maruichi Steel Tube, the parent company of Maruichi Stainless Tube, has offered customers dedicated services since its establishment in 1947. The company has amassed technological know-how and expertise throughout its global facilities. It has state-of-the-art tube mills at 16 locations in Japan and 17 overseas: 3 in the USA, 2 in Mexico, and 12 in Asia.

Be the Best Steelmaker with World-Leading Capabilities – Nippon Steel is at the forefront of the Japanese stainless steel seamless pipe and tube industry.

Nippon Steel has been growing as a global leading steelmaker for many decades. For more than 100 years, Nippon Steel has continuously adapted and innovated for clients in a range of industries. And we continue to strengthen our manufacturing capabilities to address evolving client needs.

Nippon Steel offers various solutions to customers through its extensive experience in manufacturing seamless pipes of numerous materials from common grade to Ni-based alloy.

Nippon Steel’s Pipe and Tube unit have built a world-wide reputation of quality and innovation as a manufacturer of critical application tubular used across a number of industries. With manufacturing bases and offices at strategic locations in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, Nippon Steel is always close to its customers.


Rolf Kind GmbH was founded in 1969 and is specialized in manufacturing of forgings in high alloyed stainless and corrosion resistant materials, nickel based alloys as well as titanium and titanium alloys. As a German family run company right from the start, we strongly follow our traditional values like high class quality and strong business relationship.

Being responsible for the complete manufacturing chain, any customized product geometry such as shafts, rings, cylindrical bushings, hollows, round and square shapes as well as special shapes tailored to suit our customers’ needs can be supplied. Due to our comprehensive and widespread technical know-how, we are able to produce forgings of highly sophisticated technical designs, being later used in machinery and equipment construction, oil and gas processing industries, on- and offshore applications and nuclear applications.

Our main focus and strength is our key skills in open die forging and machining, as well as detailed metallurgical knowledge. Paired with our very special business concept, we are able to offer any product from the raw material – up to the ready-to-install part from a single source.

Our challenge: to go beyond the limits of conventional forgings.

The name Schmidt + Clemens has stood for high-quality special steel solutions for more than 140 years. Be it spun casting, static casting, investment casting or forgings, we will face your challenges head on.

The Schmidt + Clemens Group is active on the international stage. Besides its German headquarters in Lindlar-Kaiserau, S+C also has production facilities in Spain, the Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia. Three corporate distribution companies in the USA, India and Brazil combined with over 30 commercial agencies consolidate our global presence.

In 2008, Scoda Tubes Ltd was established as a manufacturer of innovative stainless steel pipe and tube solutions. After solid performance during the early years, Scoda Tubes’ growth sky-rocketed following a management change in 2017. Investing in technical excellence and bristling with ideas on how to develop a global presence, the new management team has steered Scoda Tubes to even greater heights. Today Scoda Tubes is rightly recognised as a global business player with an enviable portfolio of stainless steel seamless and welded pipes, tubes and heat exchanger tubes.

Scoda Tubes has developed a solid customer base in industrial sectors such as oil and gas,  petrochemicals, power plants, automobiles, sugar, pharmaceuticals, shipbuilding, etc. In its home country of India, the company has a strong presence in the domestic market.

Tubacex is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and installation of advanced, high-added-value industrial products (market leader in seamless stainless steel tubes) and services for the energy and mobility sectors.It delivers value to its clients thanks to its global reach, with manufacturing plants and service centers located in Spain, Austria, Italy, the United States, India, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Norway, Canada, Singapore, Guyana and Kazakhstan.

The company’s sustainability policy is backed by leading ESG certification bodies. It is committed to reducing emissions in line with the Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative, participates in the CDP disclosure system (rating A-) and is featured in sustainability rankings produced by agencies including S&P and Ecovadis. Tubacex has been listed on the Spanish stock exchange since 1970 as part of the Ibex Small Caps index.