Meet the Sponsors 2023

Alleima (formerly Sandvik Materials Technology) is a leading manufacturer of high value-added products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating.
Our origins date back to 1862 and the foundation of the company Sandvikens Jernverk by Göran Fredrik Göransson, a pioneer in using the Bessemer method for steel production on an industrial scale.

Based on long-term customer partnerships, we advance processes and applications in the most demanding industries through unique materials that are lightweight, durable, corrosion-resistant, and able to withstand extremely high temperatures and pressures.

With more than 900 active alloy recipes, our offering comprises products for several customer segments, mainly seamless tubes for the energy, chemical, and aerospace industry, precision strip steel for white goods compressors, air conditioners, and knife applications. It also includes ultra-fine wires for medical and microelectronic devices, industrial electric heating technology, and coated strip steel for fuel cell technology for cars and trucks.

Sustainability is present in all aspects of our operations and is an integral part of our commercial strategy. Our product offering enables the transition to renewable energy sources, electrification of industries, innovation in the medical sector and much more. We also actively seek to reduce and eliminate harm to people and the environment via our operations. Today, the amount of recycled material in Alleima products is above 80 percent.

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 13.8 billion in 2021, has more than 5,500 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.

Nippon Steel – Becoming the Best Steelmaker with World-Leading Capabilities –

By continually improving the company’s ‘technology’, ‘cost’, and ‘global’ characteristics, Nippon Steel is committed to becoming the steelmaker of choice in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.

With world-leading capabilities, the company provides excellent products and services to society. For example, NIPPON STEEL produces, amongst others, plate, sheet, bar, rod, pipes, tubes and structural steel catering to a wide range of industries including automotive, railways, energy and construction.

Never complacent, NIPPON STEEL continues to research and develop improved products, always striving to meet customer’s needs in an industry which is undergoing remarkable technological innovation. 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.