Steel for the future. With a long tradition.

A committed entrepreneurial approach and a passion for steel production have shaped Buderus Edelstahl and made the company successful. With a company history spanning almost three centuries, Buderus Edelstahl GmbH from Wetzlar is a renowned German steel producer.

1731 - The company was founded by Johann Wilhelm Buderus I on 14 March 1731

1836 - Johann Wilhelm Buderus II took over the management of the Friedrichshütte charcoal blast furnace plant

1884 - The company became a public limited company under the name Buderus‘sche Eisenwerke AG

1920 - Stahlwerke Buderus-Röchling AG was founded on 20 April 1920 and was renamed Stahlwerke Röchling Buderus in 1924

1965 - The company was renamed Edelstahlwerke Buderus AG - Complete integration in the Flick group

2003 - Crude steel production reached a peak value - Robert Bosch GmbH took over the company

2005 - Buderus Edelstahl was sold the to Austrian company Böhler-Uddeholm AG - The company was renamed Buderus Edelstahl GmbH

2007 - The Austrian company voestalpine AG took over Böhler-Uddeholm AG

2014 - Annual turnover 2013/14: More than 410 million Euro - Reduced environmental pollution with a state-of-the-art dust extraction system

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