The tradition of forging in german Remscheid is passing over 400 years already. The last heir is Dr. Manfred Diederichs, current CEO of one of the largest forging shops in Europe.
Forgings and rings are made here from 15 kg to 35 tons of weight.
Dirrostahl: gas line damaged - fire brigade was in large-scale operation
The gas line has now been shut off and the building has been ventilated. After measurements in and around the building, no dangerous gas levels were found. No people were hurt. The gas line must now be repaired as soon as possible.
By Viktor Macha in 2005.
Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 50000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
This plant produces the following type of products:
Playing with fire is what Dirostahl already did more than 400 years ago in the valleys of the region Bergisches Land.
Dirostahl can look back at a forging tradition that stretches centuries and it is rooted deeply in the water-powered forging cottages in the region Bergisches Land. We are one of the few blacksmiths who started with hydraulic power. Looking back into the 16th century, almost all the male ancestors of our current owner Dr Manfred Diederichs were blacksmiths.
Back then, the hydraulic power operated hammers were used e.g. to manufacture steel bars for wheel tyres, heavy horse shoes or large knives. At that time, the goods were shipped with horse-drawn vehicles and by rail (today we have our own fleet of lorries available which bring our goods to you). Some time later, there was a steam hammer and a steam boiler.
After the 1st World War, 20 employees were already employed. In 1919, the company relocated from Marscheider-Bachtal to Lüttringhausen, which is the present location. Here it also resulted in a rail connection. Since then the company has been growing continuously.
What started out with 3 employees has now grown into a modern company in the industry of open die forging and ring rolling with approx. 490 employees.