Since its founding in 1466, Schmieden has been the core competency of the Boschgotthardshütte (BGH) in Siegen.
We manufacture stainless steels and nickel alloys with diameters starting less than one tenth of a millimeter up to over one meter. Tradition, innovation and state-of-the-art plant engineering have been the basis of our products and our success for more than 550 years.
Our fully integrated production process - from melting to the finished wire, rod or free-form forging - makes products for the highest demands. Our steels are the basis for worldwide progress in all areas of life. Whether in sustainable energy generation, mobility, medical technology or environmental technology.
Ever decreasing product life cycles and development times, increased competition and ever changing demands call for a reliable partner for your supplier management. Our comprehensive stock, with availability of more than 70 grades in our complete size range, and a future-oriented logistics concept provide solutions for your complex procurement tasks. The worldwide availability of our products is rounded off by our international distribution network and service center.
Specialty steel products are used every day. However, how steel is produced and what differences exist between the more than 2400 steel grades known today is difficult to grasp. In this handbook the equipment and processes of steel production, forming and machining, as well as material testing and shipping are presented in a clear and comprehensible manner.
The booklet offers an inspiring "view into the world of specialty steel". Indications of theoretical principles and historical references are supplemented. Individual companies are presented by location portraits with timelines about the plant structures and range of products to demonstrate the potential of the BGH group.
It is used as a tried-and-tested and practical tool for education and further training.
It encapsulates our experiences at BGH through text and images, shows interesting daily occurrences as well as strange and informative happenings regarding the development of steel over the last 3000 years.
Specialty steel is our world and we would like to invite you to take a closer look into this world.