Enthusiasm for Development and Diversity - Insights into the Experiences of Joana Raven and Yannick Eiselt at Böllinghaus Steel
In a time when young people are seeking opportunities for their professional development, Joana Raven and Yannick Eiselt consciously chose the path of training and dual studies at Böllinghaus Steel. The two young talents share their thoughts on how they contribute their personal strengths to their training and studies, as well as their fascination with specific countries.
We are extremely pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, we have been named Copper and Brass' Supplier of the Year. This award is a testament to our tireless work, commitment and dedication in working with our customers. Being named Copper and Brass' 2022 Supplier of the Year is a cause for celebration and validation of our efforts. It confirms that we are on the right track as a company and are continuously meeting our high quality standards and customer satisfaction.
In October 2022 our social media campaign "Meet the Women and Men of Böllinghaus Steel" was launched. The goal of this campaign is to focus on the people at Böllinghaus and to give our company a face. There is more to discover at Böllinghaus Steel than just a product, a service or our company name - our team is diverse and consists of different personalities with different skills, who complement each other and together make up the success of Böllinghaus.
"Donation instead of gifts", the employees of Böllinghaus Steel came up with this special initiative on the occasion of Hartwig Härtel's birthday on February 19th. 450 euros came together, which Mr. Härtel rounded up to 750 euros.
The local non-profit aid organization Q-Ratio from the Rhineland can look forward to the donation. One of our colleagues has a strong bond to the organization and has supported it actively in the past. The association creates perspectives for the future of socially weak people, especially children, young people, and women - regardless of origin, culture or religion. As a family business, it is important to us to support the commitment of local charity organizations and social projects. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the organization’s volunteers, for their special commitment and hope that our donation will make a contribution to upcoming tasks.
In the sector of fluid control, handling and production technologies are frequently in contact with aggressive media. Therefore, all components of pipelines, flanges, valves and filtration installations must be of extremely high quality to allow for safe long-term use and to minimize environmental damage. The high strength of stainless steel is surprisingly useful in dealing with high pressures. It offers excellent resistance to a variety of harsh environments commonly found in marine environments and in the offshore sector. The oil and gas industry is subject to many complex processes that take place in various applications. Each of these processes requires the transfer of different types of materials to and from machinery and equipment. Valves are a critical part of any piping installation and can be installed to navigate flow rates, protect equipment, and work in the refining process of oil and other fluids.
Böllinghaus Steel was presented with the Supplier of the Year Award 2021 by ThyssenKrupp Materials North America’s Copper and Brass division, one of its important customers in the US. Collectively, this award honors Böllinghaus’s commitment to operational performance in product delivery, product quality, continuous advancement, as well as product optimization. Matthew Kouba, Managing Director Boellinghaus Steel Americas, together with Jorge Correia, General Manager Böllinghaus Steel Lda.,accepted the award on behalf of Böllinghaus. This achievement was gained in the context of a complex global supply chain crisis, impacting the industry worldwide.
With its "Virtual Experience", Böllinghaus Steel has created a digital experience platform that enables users to experience the products digitally and get to know the versatility of the company. In the virtual showroom and trade fair stand designed in 3D technology and as a 360-degree application, users can easily find out about the product range with a mouse click. A virtual tour with various interaction options from clickable videos, photos, brochures and flyers enables the users of the platform to have an interactive experience - anytime and anywhere. Visitors can easily navigate through the platform and thus the product range. In the course of the Corona crisis, Böllinghaus Steel is therefore promoting alternative options in addition to the traditional formats of personal customer proximity. As a result of innovative 3D solutions and good graphic resolution, reality and virtuality are increasingly merging. The users of the platform are given the impression of being in a real world.
The pictures from the flooded areas in Rhineland-Palatinate, North Rhine-Westphalia, Saxony and Bavaria make one deeply sad and concerned. Over 180 dead, numerous injured and thousands of people who have completely lost their property. The current flood disaster in many regions of Germany suddenly confronts people with comprehensive challenges.
Stainless steel has the property of withstanding attacks from highly corrosive chemicals and is therefore a favorable product for use in the chemical and petrochemical industries. There are austenites, superaustenitic stainless steels as well as duplex, super-duplex stainless steels and nickel-based alloys, which are used in demanding areas of application.
To keep pace with global demand, the oil and gas industry is forced to build up reserves in both deeper and more remote locations. Extraction in extreme environments is a huge challenge. Many traditional reserves have been depleted, and oil and gas storage facilities located in very inaccessible places are now common targets for exploration. Pressures and temperatures that were previously considered unsustainable are now common operating parameters, imposing significant limitations on existing equipment and technologies, so that the oil and gas industry faces serious material challenges.
Clean and safe water is an essential part of our lives. It is a vital resource which must be conserved effectively and efficiently. Water is not only a critical element for our health, hygiene and the preservation of our community, but also for other living organisms, with an important role to play in maintaining biodiversity.
What are the benefits of stainless steel systems for the medical technology sector?
Sascha Wünschmann: Simple handling, long service life and, above all, safe conditions: products for medical use have always been very demanding. In addition, there are special requirements and regulations for medical devices. Stainless steel is particularly resistant to external surroundings, such as periodic frequent cleaning and sterilization.
Today, stainless steel is extensively used for various applications, including those that can have an impact on human health. It is used in many hospitals, medical practices and rescue services. Stainless steel has played a significant role in medical safety in hospitals for decades and it is also widely used in the field of medical technology.
One of the outcomes of fast economic growth and rising living standards in many parts of the world is that the energy demand is growing faster than ever. Stainless steel plays a role in many of these emerging technologies, including power generation. The application of stainless steel avoids repair work due to the material's corrosion-resistant properties, even in extremely severe operating conditions. Solar panels, for example, are subject to a broad range of surrounding conditions during their lifetime and the corrosion behaviour of stainless steel is therefore a critical element in the selection of the right materials for building solar panels.
Böllinghaus Steel has made a significant donation of 55.000 € to the Centro Hospitalar in Leiria. The donation will be used to support the hospital, its health care workers and patients affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through the purchase of critical equipment and supplies for the fight against the virus.
Especially in harsh environments, metallic materials such as stainless steel are increasingly used to meet growing demands for efficiency and durability in structures. There are many good reasons to consider stainless steel for the marine and shipbuilding industry. The material’s significant properties, including its stiffness retention at high temperatures, ductility and strength make it a popular material for various applications in the marine and shipbuilding industry. Stainless steel has a combination of high residual value (as a result of the alloy content) and great durability, lending itself to extensive reuse, with practical, economic and environmental benefits.