TRADITION AND PROGRESS

From BILSTEIN to BILSTEIN GROUP

From its small beginnings in 1911, BILSTEIN has grown to be one of the most important cold-rolled steel strip producers in the world. The success story of our family-owned company was made possible first and foremost by the tireless efforts and specialist expertise of our employees.

1911

Company founded at Am Hammacher, between Hohenlimburg and Hagen

1921

Purchase of and removal to new premises with rail access



1950

Installation of a quarto mill stand for strip widths up to 650 mm 



1960

Installation of a three-stand tandem mill for strip widths up to 400 mm



1969

Installation of a three-stand tandem mill for strip widths up to 650 mm



1973/74

Expansion of the factory site through the purchase of additional land



1981

Extension of the large tandem mill from three to four stands



From 1985

Continuous enlargement of the production halls, annealing capacities and production facilities



1988/1989

Construction of a new administrative building



1994

Commissioning of the first fully automatic high-rack storage system for finished products



1996

Acquisition of HUGO VOGELSANG



2001

Commissioning of a second high-rack storage system 
Participation in the Italian service centre and strip-hardening and tempering plant INAC s.p.a.



2003

Acquisition of C.VOGELSANG and SHEARLINE STEEL STRIP LTD. (United Kingdom)



2005

Acquisition of KWW a.s. (Czech Republic)
Acquisition and integration of the Robert Zinn, Engels & Co. cold rolling mill in Wuppertal



2008

Participation in ARMCO DO BRASIL S.A. (Brazil)



2009

Founding of BILSTEIN NORTH AMERICA, INC. (USA)



2010

Founding of BILSTEIN TRADING (SHANGHAI) (China)

2011

100 years of BILSTEIN GROUP

2013
Foundation of BILSTEIN COLD ROLLED STEEL LP in Bowling Green, KY, USA - Start of the Project to build a new Production Plant in the USA

2014
Merger of C. VOGELSANG GmbH & Co. KG and BILSTEIN GmbH & Co. KG

2015
Renaming of KWW a.s. to BILSTEIN CEE a.s.

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