Top quality at competitive prices and fast product availability – at the Paris Air Show (hall 4, booth C38), Deutsche Edelstahlwerke and Ugitech are featuring their dedicated product and service offerings for the aerospace industry. The subsidiaries of the SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Group offer customers high-quality stainless and engineering steels in diameters from 5 to 400 mm as well as supply chains that are efficient around the globe. In addition to the wide range of OEM and sub-contractor approvals Deutsche Edelstahlwerke and Ugitech have already gained, they recently achieved in a common project the qualification by a further international tier1 supplier for several steel grades. In a move to bolster competitiveness, the steel group intends on investing around € 17m in a new furnace installation and associated logistic facility to be NADCAP certified at Ugitech by 2019. After Deutsche Edelstahlwerke Siegen and Witten this will be the 3rd SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH production site with NADCAP approved furnaces.
Whether in manufacturing processes, product quality or in supply chain management – the aerospace industry will not accept less than stellar performance. To meet the rising demand for materials and to expand on their position as the market leader in the industry, the SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Group continues to invest in technologies and processes. Consequently, production capacity is to be increased considerably by 2019. This measure shall further strengthen the position of Deutsche Edelstahlwerke and Ugitech as qualified material producers for the aerospace industry. At the Paris Air Show, the affiliates will focus on their consolidated special steel expertise by supplying raw material into the production of safety-relevant components such as drag links and undercarriage components. Customers include stockholders and distributors, metalworking companies, part, component and system suppliers as well as OEMs. All of them can rely on receiving steel products that meet their requirements and on efficient supply chain management. This is documented by Ugitech and Deutsche Edelstahlwerke's qualification as approved suppliers by OEMs and tier1 suppliers like manufacturers of aircraft engines and landing systems. The requirement for the honor is the process reliability of the value-add chain – from steel production to quality assurance to delivery – as well as reproducible high product quality. Other examples of the quality certification of the two steel companies are AS9100, AS9120 and NADCAP for heat treatment. By cooperating closely, the subsidiaries of SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH are able to provide customers access to a variety of supply channels. In this way, steel products are sold ex mill and ex stock. Thanks to the global Sales & Services network of the SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Group, availability of technical support and services as well as steel products that meet the given requirements is guaranteed.