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17 June 2022

Press Release

Saarstahl earns platinum status in the EcoVadis sustainability rating

EcoVadis, an internationally recognized ratings platform to assess corporate social responsibility, has awarded its platinum rating to Saarstahl’s sustainability strategy. Saarstahl has thus achieved the highest possible rating, putting it among the top 1 percent of companies assessed in its industry category. The EcoVadis rating confirms the high quality of sustainability management at Saarstahl. Responsible operation and sustainable business management have long been firmly embedded in the corporate policy of the steel-producing company.

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09 June 2022

Press release

Supervisory boards decide: green steel will be produced in the Saar region.

The Supervisory Boards of SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar, Saarstahl AG and Aktien-Gesellschaft der Dillinger Hüttenwerke (Dillinger) have adopted an ambitious roadmap to transform Saarland’s steel industry. This marks another important milestone on the path to carbon-neutral steel production. Production of green steel is now slated to begin in Saarland in 2027.

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24 May 2022

Press Release

Helping people and showing solidarity: SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar (SHS) with Dillinger and Saarstahl donate EUR 1 million to help Ukraine

The war in Ukraine and its impact on the people in the country have prompted deep concern on the part of the companies of the SHS Group and their employees. As Germany's third-largest steel producer, SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar with its subsidiaries Saarstahl and Dillinger takes its responsibility seriously and is supporting the “Aktion SR/SWR-Herzenssache” aid campaign and Malteser Hilfsdienst e.V. with a donation of EUR 500,000 each for their relief efforts.

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20 May 2022

Press Release

Saarstahl AG produces the thinnest wire rod in Europe

At just 4.5 mm, Europe’s thinnest wire rod comes from Saarland: The wire is a new addition to the Saarstahl AG product portfolio and is used for things such as rope and spring wire in the automotive industry and in mechanical engineering.

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18 May 2022

Press Release

A company goes to school: Children discover technology during a joint project of SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar and Südschule St. Ingbert school

Children are fascinated by technical contexts from an early age and want to understand how things work. The joint project of Südschule St. Ingbert and SHS – Stahl- Holding-Saar (SHS) with its subsidiaries Dillinger and Saarstahl is intended to nurture this excitement in the children and foster their thirst for knowledge. The cooperation is taking place as part of the programs of the nationwide “Wissensfabrik – Unternehmen für Deutschland e.V.” (Knowledge Factory) network.

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06 May 2022

Press Release

A record number of work anniversaries: Dillinger and Saarstahl honor 1,468 employees for their company loyalty

The celebration could finally take place in April: Dillinger and Saarstahl once again held their big anniversary ceremony following a two-year pause due to COVID-19. With the Executive Board, Board of Trustees and Works Council members in attendance, 1,468 anniversary honorees were recognized for 50, 45, 35 and 25 years of loyalty to the company. Because the anniversary period this time included September 2019 to April 2022, not only the number of anniversaries but also their years of service with the company was record-breaking: The honorees have committed a combined sum of 47,515 years to Saarstahl and Dillinger!

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20 April 2022

News

CDP grants SHS Group “Supplier Engagement Leader” status

SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar (SHS) and its companies Dillinger and Saarstahl achieved an overall B grade in the 2021 ratings for “Metal smelting, refining & forming” by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a global nonprofit environmental protection organization. SHS was included for the first time in the CDP’s “Supplier Engagement Leadership Board”.

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12 April 2022

Press release: Key figures for the 2021 financial year for the Dillinger Group and the Saarstahl Group

Achieving the turnaround: Dillinger and Saarstahl significantly improve operating profit

• The Saarstahl and Dillinger Groups can look back on a successful 2021 financial year. • Net sales increased significantly: in the Dillinger Group from €1.645 billion to €2.281 billion and in the Saarstahl Group from €1.684 billion to €2.777 billion. • Dillinger Group closed the financial year with an EBITDA of €201.1 million and an EBIT of €80.1 million. The Saarstahl Group recorded an EBITDA of €281.5 million and an EBIT of €187.9 million. • The cost-cutting program initiated in 2019 has been implemented quickly and effectively. The final measures will be completed in 2022.

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30 March 2022

Press Release

Saarstahl Ascoval and Saarstahl Rail: Investing in a sustainable future

The French plants Saarstahl Ascoval and Saarstahl Rail are playing an important strategic role within the SHS/Saarstahl Group with the production of low-carbon steel and high-quality infrastructure products for the mobility revolution. The Group has already approved an investment volume of around EUR 7 million this year for the two French sites and is planning further investment. The SHS-/Saarstahl Group, which employs about 1,500 people in France, is also seeking to position itself as an attractive employer in this region as well.

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10 March 2022

Press Release Saarstahl and Schweißdraht Luisenthal

Investment for greater capacity and superior quality: Schweißdraht Luisenthal GmbH launches operation of new copper plating plant

Saarstahl subsidiary Schweißdraht Luisenthal (SDL) has commissioned a new copper plating plant. A total of around EUR 5 million has been invested in the plant. The plant has two state-of-the-art copper-plating lines and, together with the previously existing plant that likewise features a two-wire line, will double the production capacity of the welding wire specialist while also further improving quality.

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