In the same year in which the Eiffel Tower was officially opened to visitors and George Eastman began selling his Kodak flexible rolled film for the first time, the Remscheid-based Walz- und Hammerwerke Böllinghaus GmbH & Co. KG was founded by Hermann Diederich Böllinghaus. It was the year 1889 in which the newly established company started its production of tool steel. Today, Böllinghaus Steel is a manufacturer of stainless steel long products with more than 250 employees worldwide and its headquarters in Germany, its production facility in Portugal and branch offices in the USA and Italy.
With international sales offices and a global network of agents, the company offers a high degree of flexibility, customer assistance and the best possible service.
Over the years, the family business has grown and established itself as an authority on steel, characterized by expertise and high product quality.
Böllinghaus Steel is thus at home in the steel market and its environment, an industry that is in a constant state of dynamic change. The past 130 years have been shaped by the personal commitment and entrepreneurial work of the Härtel family and all the company’s employees. Operating now in its fifth generation and based in Hilden, Germany, many of the team members have worked at Böllinghaus Steel for their entire professional lives, building meaningful and effective customer relationships that have lasted up to the present. Customers value the personal connection that they have with Böllinghaus Steel.
Reliable solutions for a wide range of applications, industry-specific steel grades and processing expertise, flexibility and a partnership-based approach make Böllinghaus Steel a competent partner for stainless steel long products.
“The requirements of our customers determine our actions and the range of products and services. We are proud of what we have achieved throughout the years and continue to invest in the future. It is more than a business to me; it’s a passion”, explains Antonio Perea, Chief Sales Officer at Böllinghaus Steel.
Customer-oriented partnerships and tailor-made solutions
At its production facility in Vieira de Leiria, Portugal, Böllinghaus Steel produces standard and tailor-made stainless steel bars in a large number of grades – according to international standards. The range is extensive and perfectly suited for processing in industries where dimensional accuracy is important. Whether for tailor-made profiles, flat, square or hexagonal stainless steel long products: the variety of grades, dimensions and surface finishes is unbeatable.
“A broad range of products allows us to offer a complete service and to address a considerable part of the steel needs of a diverse set of industries. We focus solely on one thing: to find the optimal solution for our customers’ requests”, describes Hartwig Härtel, Chief Executive Officer of Böllinghaus Steel.
Modern manufacturing technologies, careful process monitoring, long-term supplier relationships and the necessary experience make it possible to operate flexibly. When the tightest dimensional tolerances, a wide range of surface finishes and optimum properties are required, customers trust Böllinghaus Steel. Combined with the practical experience gained from previous projects, reliable solutions are created again and again.
The organization’s stainless steel bars as a starting material meet the special requirements and highest quality standards for further processing for a broad range of applications.
This is ensured through a strict selection process for its suppliers and detailed incoming inspections. “We source our raw materials from certified producers that are based in Europe and with whom we have been working trustfully for many years”, explains Nina Härtel, Chief Executive Officer of Böllinghaus Steel.