In the early 1990s, after reunification, the owner acquired a number of companies in the former GDR. As a result, the small Siegerland medium-sized company became a group of companies, which naturally also involved restructuring. The production facility in Siegen was outsourced to an independent company, BGH Edelstahl Siegen GmbH. To this day, the production companies together with the holding company form the BGH Group.
Bar peeling of largest dimension - Machining of forged bar steel with manufacturing diameters of up to 600 millimeters
With the investment in the peeling machine of the PMH 600 type, BGH Edelstahl from Siegen, Germany, has now reacted to the changing market situations as one of the first producers; because especially high-quality grades with large diameters are now almost exclusively supplied with machined surfaces and correspondingly high inspection requirements. With a manufacturing diameter of up to 600 millimeters this machine enters new dimensions.
“With the existing machines, we would not have been able to produce higher sales volumes any more,“ explained Jost Kretzer, Plant Manager at BGH.
By Viktor Macha in 2005.
Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 750000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
- Steel making
- Rolling mill
This plant produces the following type of products:
Boschgotthardshütte was founded in 1467 as so-called “Hammer an der Ferndorf”. Siegerland district was well known for rich deposits of iron ore, deep forests and fine water energy sources.
The forging tradition lasted until 60´s of the 20th century when the first steel production facility was commissioned here. With its 40 tons electric arc furnace, AOD converter and laddle furnace the mill focuses on high-alloyed special steels and high-grade structural steel mainly.