History

Milestones at SSAB

2016

SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall joined forces to create HYBRIT for world’s first fossil-free steel-making technology.

 

2015

Strenx – the new brand for high-strength steels launched.

 

2014

1. SSAB acquired Finnish Rautaruukki Oyj.

2. The product brand Hardox turns 40 years old.

 

2012

1. Quenching line 6 was inaugurated and became operational in Mobile, Alabama.

2. The product brand Domex celebrated 50 years and the first strip of Hardox 400 and 450 were produced in Borlänge.

 

2011

The new cooling section in the hot strip mill was installed and became operational.

 

2010

SSAB underwent a restructure and was divided into three geographical areas of business, EMEA, Americas and APAC.

 

2008

1. The Board adopted the decision to invest in direct quenched products in Borlänge, with a new cooling section in the hot strip mill and a new cut to length line.

2. Blasting-painting facility with large warehouse is built, as well as cured line 4 in the rolling mill.

 

2007

SSAB acquired the American steel company IPSCO.

 

2006

Olof Faxander came in as the new CEO of the SSAB Group and started the process of creating One Company.

 

2002

The Toolox stable of tools is launched.

 

1999

The first Swedish Steel Prize was awarded.

 

1998

The new quarter roll mill is put into operation in Oxelösund.

 

1989

The electro-smelting work was discontinued in Borlänge.

 

1988

SSAB was listed on the stock exchange.

 

1980

Casting is now only done as continuous casting in Oxelösund.

 

1978

SSAB Svenskt Stål AB was formed with the Swedish government as the main owner.

 

1975

The coking plant becomes operational.

 

1974

Sales of tempered steel pick up (later known as the brand Hardox).

 

1973

Blast furnace 2, RH-furnace and the first continuous casting machine become operational in Luleå.

 

1972

500,000 tons per year was produced at the Domnarvet Ironworks.

 

1970

The new cold rolling plant with a capacity of 700,000 tons per year was ready to use.

 

1968

The new coating plant was inaugurated and the sixth roll stand in the hot strip mill became operational.

 

1967

Continuous casting facility 1 is deployed.

 

1963

The first galvanizing line was installed, which would pave the way for more refined products.

 

1961

A continuous hot strip mill and a cold roll mill became operational.

 

1960s

Hot strip mill, cold strip mill and kaldo furnace become operational. Products from the cold strip works are named Zinnja and Plannja.

 

1956

The first kaldo furnace became operational in Domnarvet.

 

1955

Gränges is the new owner of the operations in Oxelösund.

 

1953

1. Thomasverket, fine and thread rolling mill becomes operational in Luleå.

2. New coke plants built.

 

1951

First blast furnace becomes operational in Luleå.

 

1942

The first women were employed in Domnarvets Ironworks.

 

1941

Government decision made to construct the Tackjärnverk (Pig iron works) in Luleå. The two furnaces became operational in 1943-45.

 

1940

Partial closure of the operation due to shortages of raw materials during the war.

 

1939

A new quarto type of sheet was in use. The works was now producing 200,000 tons per year.

 

1921

The annual production was down to 21,000 tons. The aftermath of the first world war and the subsequent recession hit the Domnarvet Ironworks hard.

 

1914

1914-1919 The first plant is built with blast-furnaces, coke plants, power stations, mechanical workshops, marinas, offices and residences.

 

1913

1. The Domnarvet Ironworks was now responsible for 1/8 of Sweden’s pig iron production.

2. Oxelösunds Järnverk AB was formed by private shareholders.

 

1899

The Domnarvet Ironworks began manufacturing strip.

 

1878

The Domnarvet Ironworks became operational.