A company and its history
Permission granted by the Salzburg Royal Archbishop Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg to mine and process iron.
production of metal sheets, weapons, nails, screws and wire. Lively trade relations with Munich and Augsburg.
Increased production of war materials in view of the growing threat of war in Central Europe.
Industrial revolution. Modernisation and extension of the Hammerau ironworks with a new sheet rolling shop, later also with a peat-fired cast welding furnace.
German economic crisis. The Hammerau and Kaeferham Works are sold to the „Fürstlich Hohenzollernsche Hüttenverwaltung Laucherthal-Sigmaringen“.
The Hammerau Works are taken over by the Zeller Family and renamed “Annahütte”. Arms factory during the Second World War. In 1945, construction of a Siemens-Martin-furnace and start of own steel production.
Worldwide recession. Despite modernisation of the works, bankruptcy cannot be avoided. Dipl.-Ing. Max Aicher becomes the new owner.
The works are renamed “Stahlwerk Annahütte Max Aicher GmbH & Co. KG“. 1976 Rationalisation measures and manufacture of structural steel mats in addition to rebar steel production.
Modernisation of the roll train. New walking-beam furnaces and connection of the company-own hydroelectric power station to the public energy grid.
Extension of product range to include thread bars and prestressing bars.
Several patent applications for prestressing steel production. Start of 40 and 50 mm Ø thread bar production.
Start of round steel bar production.
Extension of product range: 63.5 mm Ø thread bars and anchors for mining.
Start of accessories’ production for thread bars and prestressing bars.
Construction of a finishing shop for reinforcement products. Bare steel production start. Development of the new SAS 670 steel grade.
Setup of the first distribution centre in the USA (New Jersey).
The new ISO TS 16494 replaces the earlier quality management QS 9000/VDA 6.1.
New finishing shop for rock anchor production.
Extension of thread bar product range to 75 mm Ø. Increase of vertical integration with CNC-machines for steel bars.
Extension of the steel bar finishing shop. Start-up of second roller-hearth furnace. Construction completion of warehouse for accessories.
Construction completed on the extension of the bare steel production hall. Additional crack detection machine with added ultrasonic testing.
Increase of thread bar market share in Spain and France.
Production start of anchors with double corrosion protection (DCP).
Foundation of subsidiaries in Australia, Asia and Latin America.
Environmental certification DIN EN ISO 14001.
Energy management system certification DIN EN ISO 50001.