Corporate history

Am Anfang standen Erz und Roheisen

It all began with ore and pig iron


It was on September 6, 1858 that the Actien-Gesellschaft Ilseder Hütte was founded in the small rural town of Groß Ilsede, in what was then the Kingdom of Hanover. The purpose...

Ausbau zum Montankonzern

Expansion as a coal and steel group


During the first decades of its existence, Ilseder Hütte concentrated solely on producing pig iron. As the economic advantages of processing the iron locally...

Nationalsozialismus, Kriegswirtschaft und die Folgen

National Socialism, the wartime economy and its consequences

A seemingly – in legal terms – unconnected event that took place in 1937 was to bring permanent changes for Ilseder Hütte. The National Socialist government founded...

Ilsede Hochofen 4 nach einem Umbau 1962

Modernization, growth and cooperation

In the 1950s and 1960s the development of Ilseder Hütte was a story of post-War reconstruction, general economic upturn and rising output accompanied by similarly...

Schwierige Jahrzehnte

Difficult decades


Stahlwerke Peine-Salzgitter AG enjoyed a promising start to the 1970s as production, sales and profits all initially increased. However, within a matter of years the...

Aktie Salzgitter AG 1998

A new beginning and new development

In 1998, the change of name to Salzgitter AG and the stock market flotation started a whole new chapter in the Group’s history which, at this time, could already look back on 140...