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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.

Learn more at www.alleima.com


Damstahl is considered a market leader in Europe with sales offices in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Finland and France and a turnover of 80,000 tons of stainless steel in 2020.

Yet we not only offer products like bars and hollow steel, tubes, fittings, flanges and sheets but measure ourselves by the success of our customers, whom we consider as our partners. Above all Damstahl wants to be a sparring partner in disciplines like mechanical engineering, chemical industry, automotive suppliers and many more. This means, among other things, that we offer complete logistical solutions, various services, a wide range of digital solutions and targeted knowledge exchange.

Damstahl is a family-run company with more than 300 employees. Our pride lies in the value we create for our partners. We take responsibility for strengthening their businesses in all processes, from innovation-based consulting to thoughtful delivery and billing – always based on people-to-people relationships.

Relationships that we take even one step further by including, as an important part of our cooperation, the mutual responsibility to focus on sustainability in all decisions and processes.


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.


Stalatube is known worldwide as a leading provider of stainless steel solutions and a manufacturer of highly developed stainless steel hollow sections, profiles, and components. The company focuses especially in high strength stainless products which provide multiple benefits compared to standard solutions: cost and weight savings, safety and reduced carbon footprint. High strength options are available in several Austenitic, Ferritic and Duplex material grades and in a wide range of sizes.

With a global presence, in-depth material expertise and the world’s widest product portfolio in stainless square and rectangular hollow sections, the company helps customers connect the right solution with their application or project – in even the most complex of cases. During close to fifty years of pioneer work in the industry, Stalatube has built an international distribution network covering all continents and over fifty countries. The head office and main production are in Finland, sales offices in The Netherlands, Poland, the USA, and India, and there is a new production facility in Poland. To assist clients in being the best, Stalatube provides world-class stainless steel know-how, cutting-edge technology and a full range of professional services. Choose high strength stainless solutions and join Stalatube in building a more sustainable world! Join the Stainless Revolution!