Since 1998, the Steel Institute VDEh, the German Steel Federation, and other organisations and institutes of the steel industry have operated under the umbrella of the Stahl-Zentrum. They consolidate their tasks as legally autonomous organisations within the Stahl-Zentrum with the aim of being able to more effectively represent the steel industry in politics, business and society the Stahl-Zentrum
German Steel Federation welcomes the EU Action
Plan but also sees risks
The German Steel Federation (WV Stahl) welcomes the fact that, with its Action Plan, the European Commission has recognised the central importance of the steel industry for prosperity and employment. At the same time, WV Stahl is disappointed and concerned about this initiative by the Brussels’ authorities. “The Plan contains intervention points for ensuring the competitiveness of the steel industry, e.g. in the area of research and development,” according to Hans Jürgen Kerkhoff, President of the German Steel Federation in Düsseldorf. “But, unfortunately, there is a lack of concrete information on how and when political burdens resulting from Europe’s energy and climate policies are to be dismantled. Statements on the shape of the emission rights trading scheme after 2020 remain vague.”
Media Information 11.06.13
Increase of efficiency in steel making
The steel industry in Germany and Europe has achieved a high level of raw materials and energy efficiency as a result of plant and process related further developments and optimisations. This is also linked with environmental protection and the reduction of CO2 emissions to an extent that a few years ago was hardly believed possible.
Broschure "Path to increase efficiency in the steel industry"
Steel in Europe
Video "European Steel 2012" of EUROFER - European Confederation of Iron and Steel Industries