29.09.2021 | Article of Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH

The 15th International trade fair for sheet metal working will be opening its doors once again in Stuttgart from October 26 to 29, 2021, meaning that personal customer contacts will finally be possible again as part of a presence trade fair. The focus is on all relevant topics and trends in the digitalized and automated world of sheet metal and metal processing. Industry 4.0, the Smart Factory and the increasing significance of sustainable production processes are currently requiring companies to make fundamental investment decisions to convert, retool and adapt their production technologies. As the global industry and trend barometer for the sheet metal working industry, the trade fair presents a comprehensive range of customized systems for modernizing manufacturing processes and making them more competitive. Salzgitter Flachstahl will also be represented with its sister companies in Hall 10 at Stand 10413.


This year Salzgitter Flachstahl will be introducing SALCOS®, a project that aims to avoid CO2 directly (Carbon Direct Avoidance Strategy). SALCOS® (Salzgitter Low CO2 Steelmaking) represents the key to low-CO2 steel production by gradually replacing blast furnaces with direct reduction plants. This technology aims to reduce the consumption of iron ore by using hydrogen. In this process, water (H2O) is produced instead of CO2. The resulting sponge iron is melted down together with steel scrap in an electric arc furnace and subsequently undergoes further processing. In this way, CO2 emissions can be reduced by over 95 % in the long term.

Salzgitter Flachstahl looks forward to presenting these and other current developments and solution concepts during the four days of the trade fair and is expecting numerous stimulating discussions with customers, partners as well as interested parties.

Our sales and technical customer service staff will be delighted to welcome you to our stand. The Salzgitter Flachstahl team will be reinforced by colleagues from Salzgitter Mannesmann Stahlservice GmbH, Salzgitter Mannesmann Handel GmbH and Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung GmbH. You can find the exact stand line-up at We are looking forward to your visit!