A key step forward in innovation was achieved in the 1950s. The establishment of “Hohenlimburger Walzwerkwerke AG, Hohenlimburg” in 1952 marked the start of a new era – with a major advance in 1955: The company’s first precision strip mill was built. “It was a highly innovative step that played a key part in the company’s technology leadership,” says Denecke-Arnold. The company, which was renamed “thyssenkrupp Hohenlimburg GmbH” in 2016, still produces premium-quality precision strip today.
Customer loyalty thanks to premium-quality precision strip
Since the end of 2018 precision strip has been marketed under the precidur brand. “The quality of the precision strip is outstanding,” says Denecke-Arnold. “precidur stands for hot-rolled strip with extremely close thickness tolerances, optimum surface finishes, uniform material properties and excellent forming behavior – combined with long-term, stable customer relationships and a high level of flexibility.”
All processes are fully automated and are controlled and monitored by digital systems. Precision strip is manufactured in widths up to 720 millimeters and thicknesses from 1.5 to 16 millimeters. Added to this is a forward-looking service and support package. “This enables us to meet the individual requirements of customers,” says Denecke-Arnold. thyssenkrupp Hohenlimburg sells more than 1 million tons of steel each year.
“We have achieved a great deal in Hohenlimburg,” says Markus Micken, CHRO thyssenkrupp Hohenlimburg. “And we are proud of our team spirit and sense of unity. But we are focused on the future: We are investing a lot of energy in our research and the development of our products and employees to ensure we continue to meet the needs of our customers to optimum effect and maintain an edge over competitors.”
precidur® serves as a starting material in the cold-rolling industry and in direct processing, primarily in the automotive industry. As well as in car bodies, it can be found in virtually all vehicle parts, for example in shift forks for transmissions, clutch springs or brake pistons.