The company

The company

Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung GmbH is the central research company of the Salzgitter Group. Employing about 280 members of staff active at 7 main departments at the Salzgitter and Duisburg locations, SZMF conducts extensive, in-depth research and development work revolving around the material steel.

R&D activities concentrate mainly on the following key areas

  • The development of new materials and application areas Processes for the manufacture,
  • processing and application of metallic materials
  • Material and component characterization including testing techniques
  • Application technology from component design through to metal forming and on to joining technology
  • Surface technology with refining systems and their characteristics from visual aspects through to corrosion resistance
  • Automation and testing techniques, as well as the construction of non-destructive testing facilities

At the Salzgitter location, the research emphasis is on hot-rolled and cold-rolled products, while activities in Duisburg focus more on the tubes, sections and heavy plate areas.

Apart from Salzgitter AG companies, the customer roster includes numerous leading corporations from a wide range of industrial sectors such as the automotive industry, machine building and plant engineering, as well as energy engineering and the construction industry.

Facts, figures and names

Company Management: Dr. Benedikt Ritterbach
Locations: Duisburg and Salzgitter
Employees: About 280 staff-members
Organization: 7 Divisions

Accreditation and Certification: ISO 17025, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001