Milestones at SSAB
The world’s first fossil-free steel was rolled at SSAB’s production site in Oxelösund and delivered to a 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 steelmaking 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 Hardox 400 and 450 strips were produced in Borlänge.
The new cooling section in the hot strip mill in Borlänge was installed and became operational.
SSAB was restructured and 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 and painting facility with large warehouse is built, as well as hardening line 4 in the rolling mill in Oxelösund.
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.
Toolox, the engineering and tool steel, is launched.
The first Swedish Steel Prize was awarded.
The new plate rolling mill starts operating 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 tonnes per year were produced at the Domnarvet Ironworks in Borlänge.
The new cold rolling mill with an annual capacity of 700,000 tonnes was ready to use at the Domnarvet Ironworks in Borlänge.
The new coating plant was inaugurated and the sixth roll stand in the hot strip mill became operational.
Continuous casting machine 1 is brought into use in Oxelösund.
The first galvanizing line was installed at the Domnarvet Ironworks in Borlänge and would pave the way for more highly processed products.
A continuous hot strip mill and a cold rolling mill became operational at the Domnarvet Ironworks in Borlänge.
Hot strip mill, cold rolling mill and kaldo furnace become operational in Luleå. Products from the cold rolling mill are named Zinnja and Plannja.
The first kaldo furnace became operational at the Domnarvet Ironworks in Borlänge.
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 in Oxelösund.
First blast furnace becomes operational in Luleå.
The first women were employed at the Domnarvets Ironworks in Borlänge.
Government decision to begin making pig iron in Luleå. The two furnaces were brought into use in 1943-1945.
Some operations at the Domarvet Ironworks in Borlänge were discontinued due to shortages of raw materials during the war.
A new type of heavy plate was in use at the Domarvet Ironworks in Borlänge, which is now producing 200,000 tonnes per year.
The annual production was down to 21,000 tonnes. The aftermath of the first world war and the subsequent recession hit the Domnarvet Ironworks hard.
The first plant in Oxelösund is built with blast furnaces, coke plants, power stations, mechanical workshops, marinas, offices and housing is built between 1914-1919.
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.