Initiative Automotive

One network - Strong partners - Best solutions for you

We boost your automotive performance
100 %

Customer focus

Within the "Initiative Automotive" we pool our expertise and work continuously on the further development of materials, processes and services. In close cooperation with our customers we develop innovative concepts and ideas for the automotive engineering of tomorrow.

From materials development to individual component solutions, we offer a broad portfolio of products that demonstrably improve performance values in the body, chassis and powertrain application areas.

A particular strength of Salzgitter AG's Automotive initiative lies in its ability to implement complex system solutions for special application areas and customer requirements. Our structure enables us to rapidly assemble cross-Group project teams in which marketable solutions are developed in close cooperation with the customer through the effective networking of different areas of expertise.

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Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung

Our services focus, among other things, on the development of innovative materials with improved properties to meet the requirements of our customers. Another focus is on process development and optimization, where state-of-the-art technologies are used to improve application and manufacturing processes. In addition, SZMF offers services such as materials testing, consulting and training. The company has state-of-the-art laboratory and testing facilities to ensure product quality and develop customer-specific solutions.

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Salzgitter Mannesmann Stahlservice

SMS is a processing specialist within the Salzgitter Group. At two locations, coils are processed into slit strip, strip sheet and blanks for numerous customers in the automotive segment. Our spectrum ranges from thicknesses of 0.5 to 7.0 mm, widths of 20 to 2,000 mm and lengths of up to 6,000 mm, and essentially comprises the common steel grades of Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH. In addition to the steel grades, the material aluminum is also processed on a contract basis.

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Salzgitter Hydroforming

Our services start with consulting our customers on the production-oriented design of hydroformed components (hydroforming) and accompany the complete development process including method development, FEM simulation, process development and tool design.
The end result is a stable series production for hydroformed components with all relevant upstream and downstream manufacturing processes, such as bending, heat treatment, mechanical forming, complex 3D laser cutting and many more.
With our research and development we are permanently pushing the limits of our technology towards your future challenges. High-strength structures, variable wall thicknesses, new materials, integrated functions for the next generation of components - in many cases we already have a solution today.

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Salzgitter Mannesmann Stahlhandel

We offer you a comprehensive range of high-quality steel products, rolled steel and tube products in all dimensions and grades - unmachined or industrially prefabricated.
Our solutions are as comprehensive, flexible and sustainable as your requirements are varied and diverse. State-of-the-art technology enables us to process profiles, sheets, shaped steels and tubes in almost any way - to high quality and accurate dimensions for your final assembly. And to ensure that our high-quality steel products are available and reliably delivered at all times, we offer you a holistic, integrative concept for sales, service, warehousing and logistics.

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Salzgitter Mannesmann International

Among other things, SMID distributes the products of Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH on markets outside Europe. Our experts have many years of experience in the areas of financing, customs clearance, the worldwide transport of steel products and the preparation of the relevant documents. Thanks to our experience and our global network of logistics and service partners, we are able to offer a fully comprehensive service: "you order, we do everything else".

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Salzgitter Automotive Engineering

We at SZAE are experts in sheet metal forming in the field of car body construction.
Our range of services extends from the manufacture of production-ready series tools to parts and components for series production. In addition, we develop and manufacture tools, parts and components for concept and prototype construction.
In addition to complex structural assemblies, we also produce everything that makes up the outer skin of a vehicle body, such as doors, front flaps, trunk lids, roofs and side panels. Our starting materials range from sheet steel, including high-strength, to tailored blanks material, CFRP and various grades of aluminum sheet.

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Salzgitter Europlatinen

We offer tailored blanks, patchwork blanks and shaped blanks.

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Mannesmann Stainless Tubes

We have been the pioneer in the manufacture of seamless stainless steel and nickel-based alloy tubes for over 125 years and offer one of the largest product portfolios in this field.
Our high-quality stainless steel tubes have a wide range of applications in the automotive industry, for example as lines for compressed natural gas and gasoline direct injection fuel systems.
We are currently supporting our partners in particular in the development of material solutions for tube systems which contribute to emission-reduced mobility. Our high-pressure hydrogen lines feature outstanding mechanical properties, high pressure resistance and excellent resistance to hydrogen embrittlement.

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Salzgitter Fachstahl

Salzgitter Flachstahl is a leading producer of flat steel products and has its core competence in the production of high-quality steels for the automotive industry.

We offer a wide range of steel grades with various properties that fulfil the stringent requirements of our customers.

We focus on resource-efficient production processes and invest in environmentally friendly technologies to meet society's increasing demands for green production.

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Mannesmann Precision Tubes

Mannesmann Precision Tubes is a leading manufacturer of cold-drawn seamless and welded precision steel tubes, profiles and tubular components as well as seamless hot-finished tubes. As a long-standing partner to the international automotive industry, we offer optimized and customized products for numerous applications in motor vehicles and provide specific solutions for conventional as well as alternative drive technology.
With our comprehensive expertise, we accompany our customers in the selection of materials for their application and determine the optimum production route and necessary processing steps with regard to customer requirements.

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Innovative and sustainable

Products & Services

At the companies of the Salzgitter Group, around 25,000 people work every day to provide customers from a wide range of customer industries with innovative and sustainable products of the highest quality. Our core competences lie in the manufacture of rolled steel and tubes products, as well as their further processing and global trading in these products.

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Highest quality standards


Our automotive products are suitable for many applications, meeting even the highest level of requirements. Our group world ranges from applications of flat steel products in the car body, to hydroforming products, to applications of our tubular products as lines.

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SALCOS® - We turn steel green

With SALCOS®, we have joined forces with partners from industry and research to lay the foundations for virtually CO2-free steel production. Central elements of the concept are electricity from renewable sources and its use in the production of hydrogen by means of electrolysis. This green hydrogen will replace the coal we currently use in the conventional blast furnace process. This will be possible with the help of so-called direct reduction plants, in which iron ore is reduced to iron directly in the solid state by hydrogen. This technology emits water vapor instead of CO2.

Our SALCOS® program thus pursues the Carbon Direct Avoidance approach, which stands for avoiding the generation of CO2 in steel production from the outset. Overall, our approach enables us to reduce CO2 emissions in steel production by over 95 %.

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