Milestones at SSAB
The world’s first fossil-free steel was rolled at SSAB’s production site in Oxelösund and delivered to customer.
Start-up of HYBRIT pilot plant for fossil-free sponge iron in Luleå, Sweden (joint venture with LKAB and Vattenfall).
SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall joined forces to create HYBRIT for world’s first fossil-free steel-making technology.
Strenx – the new brand for high-strength steels launched.
1. SSAB acquired Finnish Rautaruukki Oyj.
2. The product brand Hardox turns 40 years old.
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.
The new cooling section in the hot strip mill was installed and became operational.
SSAB underwent a restructure and was divided into three geographical areas of business, EMEA, Americas and APAC.
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.
SSAB acquired the American steel company IPSCO.
Olof Faxander came in as the new CEO of the SSAB Group and started the process of creating One Company.
The Toolox stable of tools is launched.
The first Swedish Steel Prize was awarded.
The new quarter roll mill is put into operation in Oxelösund.
The electro-smelting work was discontinued in Borlänge.
SSAB was listed on the stock exchange.
Casting is now only done as continuous casting in Oxelösund.
SSAB Svenskt Stål AB was formed with the Swedish government as the main owner.
The coking plant becomes operational.
Sales of tempered steel pick up (later known as the brand Hardox).
Blast furnace 2, RH-furnace and the first continuous casting machine become operational in Luleå.
500,000 tons per year was produced at the Domnarvet Ironworks.
The new cold rolling plant with a capacity of 700,000 tons per year was ready to use.
The new coating plant was inaugurated and the sixth roll stand in the hot strip mill became operational.
Continuous casting facility 1 is deployed.
The first galvanizing line was installed, which would pave the way for more refined products.
A continuous hot strip mill and a cold roll mill became operational.
Hot strip mill, cold strip mill and kaldo furnace become operational. Products from the cold strip works are named Zinnja and Plannja.
The first kaldo furnace became operational in Domnarvet.
Gränges is the new owner of the operations in Oxelösund.
1. Thomasverket, fine and thread rolling mill becomes operational in Luleå.
2. New coke plants built.
First blast furnace becomes operational in Luleå.
The first women were employed in Domnarvets Ironworks.
Government decision made to construct the Tackjärnverk (Pig iron works) in Luleå. The two furnaces became operational in 1943-45.
Partial closure of the operation due to shortages of raw materials during the war.
A new quarto type of sheet was in use. The works was now producing 200,000 tons per year.
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.
1914-1919 The first plant is built with blast-furnaces, coke plants, power stations, mechanical workshops, marinas, offices and residences.
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.
The Domnarvet Ironworks began manufacturing strip.
The Domnarvet Ironworks became operational.