Steel mill Thuringia

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STAHLWERK Thuringia GmbH

legal form GmbH
founding 1992
Seat Unterwellenborn , Thuringia
management Enéas Garcia Diniz, Marcelo Martins da Fonseca (Managing Directors)
Number of employees about 700 (2020)
sales 476 million euros (2011)
Branch Mining industry

Thuringia steelworks in Unterwellenborn
Steelworks Thuringia in Unterwellenborn (side)

The Steel Mill Thüringen GmbH (proper spelling: STAHLWERK Thüringen GmbH ) is a company based in Unterwellenborn in Thuringia , which dates back to the 19th century, founded in Maxhütte . After the closure of the steel and rolling mill in 1992 and modernization from 1992–1995, today's electric steel works with a continuous casting plant for profiles was established at the location in 1995 .


The beginnings of the company go back to the steel and rolling mill Maxhütte , founded in 1872 , which was commissioned as a branch of the Maxhütte in Sulzbach-Rosenberg in Upper Palatinate .

On April 9, 1992, the Luxembourg steel group ARBED acquired the core area of ​​Maxhütte in Unterwellenborn, Thuringia, with the combined sectional steel line, which was put into operation in 1985. On July 1st, 1992 Stahlwerk Thüringen GmbH was founded as a new company. The modernization of the site began. In February 1995 the new electric steelworks with continuous caster went into operation .

From 2007 to 2012 the company belonged to the Spanish Grupo Alfonso Gallardo.

In February 2012, CSN Steel SL, a subsidiary of the Brazilian Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional , acquired the Thuringia steelworks for a purchase price of 482.5 million euros.


The company's products include IPE and HE beams, U and UPE profiles, and steel sleepers. In total, the Thuringia steelworks produces more than 200 profiles according to various national and international standards.

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Individual evidence

  1. a b Thuringia steelworks: [1]
  2. ^ Ostthüringer Zeitung: Brazilians buy steel works in Thuringia