Research and development

The Research and Development department at Saarstahl optimises existing processes and products and develops new processes and concepts. Driven by the requirements and creativity of our customers, we are motivated to push the limits of what is possible. Therefore, we work closely with all our production facilities at Saarstahl AG, are in close contact with our colleagues in Sales, Marketing and Quality Management, and exchange experiences with our suppliers. First and foremost we include the demands, experiences and ideas of our customers into the product and process developments. Thus, the R&D department represents the whole process chain at Saarstahl – from developments and improvements in the steelmaking plant (liquid metallurgy and continuous casting), followed by the rolling mills and downstream aggregates (product optimization and process simulation) up to developing completely new grades of steel or activities to improve surface coatings.

Initiatives and cooperation

The R&D department at Saarstahl AG also participates in national and international development projects (RFCS, AiF, FOSTA etc.). Moreover, we cooperate with external research institutions and support students within the context of internships and final diploma theses (Bachelor, Master, dissertations).


Uwe Lilienthal

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