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History of ANDRITZ Sundwig

Steps along the way …

The beginnings of ANDRITZ Sundwig go back to the year 1689, when the entrepreneur Johann Bernhard von der Becke began, to manufacture forged buckles in Sundwig, Germany. In 1864, the firm expanded by setting up an iron foundry and machine works and has continued its development to become the present day company.

ANDRITZ acquired 75% of the limited partnership interest in Sundwiger-Eisenhütte Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. in 1998.

ANDRITZ Sundwig GmbH’s product range today comprises turnkey systems for production and processing of cold-rolled strip made of stainless steel, coated metals, non-ferrous metals, and special materials.

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Milestones in the development of ANDRITZ Sundwig

1930acquires licence to manufacture multi-roll rolling mills as developed by Professor Rohn, the origin of the SUNDWIG 20-high rolling mill in 4-column design that is built today
1955supplies the first annealing and pickling line
1960first 20-high rolling mill in 4-column design
1971first bright-annealing line
1976supplies the entire equipment for a complete cold rolling mill
1987supplies a high-performance slitting line for aluminum, with strip speeds up to 1,000 m/min
1990start-up of the world’s largest hot-dip galvanizing line
1990start-up of the world’s largest Z-high reducing mill at the inlet to an annealing and pickling line for hot-rolled strip
1995supplies the world’s largest annealing and painting line, with a strip width of 2,300 mm and 3 mm thickness
1997largest 20-high rolling mill in 4-column design with a strip width of 1,625 mm
2006/2007  supplies the top-performance cut-to-length line for 25.4 mm strip thickness and 2,130 mm strip width
2007start-up of the world’s largest annealing and pickling line for cold-rolled strip, with a width of 2,100 mm and 8 mm thickness
2009supplies the largest Sundwig precision leveling machine for hot-rolled plates up to 60 mm thickness and a width of 3,800 mm
2011Cold mill complex including hot annealing and pickling line with integrated S6-high cold rolling mill, cold annealing and pickling line with 3 integrated S6-high cold rolling mills and skin pass mill
Three cold annealing and pickling lines for aluminum
Delivery of the 500th shape control system / roll
Precision Sundwig 20high four column mill for 1550 mm width and min. thickness of 0,07 mm
Delivery of the 60th roll grinder
S6-high cold rolling mill for next generation of High Strength Steel

Our supply program includes:

Turnkey systems

for the processing of stainless steel, coated metals, non-ferrous metals and special materials.

Cold rolling mills

for reducing, skin passing and finish-rolling in 20-high, S6-high (18-high), 12-high, 6-high, 4-high, and 2-high designs, and in combinations of 2-high/4-high or 4-high/S6-high design, available as one-way, reversing or tandem mill, inline and offline.

Shape control systems

for cold rolling mills and strip processing lines.

Roll grinders

Strip processing lines

for annealing, pickling, shot blasting, metal coating, hot-dip galvanizing, plastic coating, painting, surface conditioning, tension leveling, coil preparation, coil build-up, grinding, polishing, and so on.

Finishing lines

for cutting-to-length, slitting, side trimming, rewinding, and inspection.


Complete electrical equipment, including drive systems, process automation and level-2 systems for cold rolling mills, strip processing lines, and finishing lines. Technological control systems for cold rolling mills, such as thickness control systems (AGC), automatic flatness control systems (AFC) as well as fully automatic roll change systems for rolling mills.

Revamps and Modernization of existing production equipment

Our dedicated team of engineers, commissioning specialists and experienced field personnel with having knowledge in design and engineering and also in process optimization are the excellent partner for discussing and performing revamps and modernizations and able to act as competent counterpart for our customers on eye level.

After sales services and spare part business

We provide service solutions such as maintenance, trainings, technical expert operations, process trainings, technology support and equipment evaluations. For spare parts we run our own spare part storage for some critical items to ensure the shortest possible lead times on supply special parts.

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ANDRITZ Metals Germany GmbH in Hemer, Germany

ANDRITZ Metals Germany staff

More than 150 highly qualified technicians and engineers at ANDRITZ Metals Germany in Hemer sourced from several different faculties guarantee highest quality throughout the process of development, engineering, and construction of our products.

Our workshop in Hemer is responsible for assembly and testing of core equipment and combinations up to complete rolling mills. These efforts lead to frictionless installation and commissioning on our customers' construction sites. For these tasks, we have a well-versed team available with more than 50 field staff.

Ways to assist you…

We guarantee our customers visionary technologies with highest quality and economic efficiency. Numerous patents for processes and components together with many years of experience in mechanical engineering are the pillars of our profit-yielding concept. The excellent production output of our manufacturing lines ensures that our customers become more competitive – and remain so for many years to come.

The foundations of successful project management are laid with an extensive exchange of information in the project phase and individual automation solutions that are customized to the technical and economic requirements of our customers, as well as by ensuring on-time delivery and short start-up times.

This is what makes us what we are, and also yields added value for your success …

Our concept is built on quality, flexibility, and reliability. All processes and components required – from design, engineering right through to start-up – are tuned perfectly to one another. For more than 80 years now, numerous customers all round the world have placed their trust in our know-how and innovative strength in strip processing and rolling mill technology.

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ANDRITZ Metals Germany GmbH
Stephanopeler Str. 22
58675 Hemer
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