BGH Edelstahl Freital GmbH
The history of steel production at the BGH Freital location began already in the 19th century with the steel foundary "Gusstahlfabrik Döhlen". In the second half of the 20th century, the location developed into the leading stainless steel producer of the former German Democratic Republic. Already in the 1960s the electro slack re-melting process (ESU) was used on an industrial scale.
In 1993, BGH acquired the then Saxon stainless steel works (SEW). Today, in our integrated plant, rod and rod steel is produced from 5 to 160 mm in highly alloyed materials. Two rolling mills equipped with state-of-the-art control systems roll high-speed steel and nickel base alloys to the highest standards. The basis of all products is the in house melt shop with either horizontal continous casting technology or uphill ingot casting. Single bar heat treatment-, peeling- and polishing lines as well as state-of-the-art ultrasonic- and crack detection systems finish high quality products.