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FOCUS ON TUBE

UPWARDLY MOBILE

Galvanized tubing .
The production of galvanized tube coils .

BENTELER ’ s Steel / Tube division is harnessing innovation to develop new sustainable products for hydrogen distribution networks and e-mobility .

“ BENTELER has made significant investments in a new tube drawing line at Paderborn , plant expansion at Schwandorf , an ambitious sustainability strategy and and smart factory adoption .”

BENTELER is a family business now owned by the fourth generation of the founding family . Founded in 1876 by Carl Benteler , today the company is owned by Hubertus Benteler Ges . m . b . H . and Dr . Ing . E . h . Helmut Benteler GmbH , each of whom has a 50 % share . Under the management of the strategic holding company , BENTELER International AG registered in Salzburg , Austria , business operations are organised into two divisions : BENTELER Automotive and BENTELER Steel / Tube .

BENTELER Steel / Tube develops and produces steel and seamless and welded quality steel tubes . It offers customers
worldwide solutions along the entire value chain from material development to tube applications . It creates customised tube products for the automotive , energy and industry market segments . BENTELER covers the entire supply chain from its own steel production to the tube and processing of the finished component .
Today , the BENTELER Group has around 25,000 employees in 92 locations ( 27 countries ) worldwide . The Steel / Tube segment contributes to around 15 % of its overall revenues . As a metal process specialist , BENTELER is active worldwide for customers in the automotive technology , energy and mechanical engineering sectors .
Its automotive tube solutions include rotor shafts ; fluid routing lines ; prop shafts ; seatbelt tensioners ; airbag generator sleeves and tubes for axle and steering solutions . Its products for industry applications include tube for pistons , hydraulic lines and cylinders . It also offers a wide range of tubes for energy applications .
Driving future mobility
“ We ’ re not just metal processing specialists ; we ’ re also inventors . That is why we continuously ask ourselves how we can make tubes , components and systems even lighter ,
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