Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung GmbH is the Salzgitter Group's research institute staffed by about 300 specialists in eight departments, who conduct extensive R&D into steel and steel processing at locations in Salzgitter and Duisburg.

Research areas

  • Processes for the production, processing and application of metals and metal products (e.g. flat steel products, tubes and hollow sections)
  • Development of new materials (e.g. new high-strength steels or high-temperature and/or corrosion resistant Cr steels) 
  • Development of new applications and application areas
  • Material and component characterization and materials testing
  • Application and engineering technology – from the design of components through shaping and joining processes right up to corrosion protection
  • Automation and testing technology as well as construction of equipment for non-destructive testing
  • Expert opinions
  • Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung is currently developing innovative automated strategies for the production of welded joints as part of a project directed at the industrial manufacture of offshore wind jackets.

Special features / advantages for our customers

  • Having its own research institute is a unique selling point of Salzgitter AG in the steel market.
  • It ensures that our research work is closely aligned to customer needs so we can respond fast and flexibly with suitable research projects.


  • BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007
  • Accredited in accordance with DIN EN/IEC 17025 : 2005
  • DIN EN ISO 9001 : 2008
  • DIN EN ISO 14001 : 2009

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