BASED at A LOCATION WITH A RICH HISTORY AND BRIGHT FUTURE
Stolberg – where our company is based
a town with an over 800-year history and a long tradition in metal processing.
From a traditional copper town …
Due to a wealth of natural resources and hydroelectric power in the Vichtbachtal valley, a major iron industry emerged in Stolberg in the 13th century. Towards the end of the 16th century, Stolberg’s ‘Kupfermeister’ laid the basis for a second heyday in the brass industry. This made Stolberg the European center of brass and copper manufacturers by the 18th century.
… to a modern business location
Thanks to its central location in the three-border region of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, its close proximity to the metropolitan areas of Aachen, Cologne and the ‘Ruhrgebiet’, and its excellent transport links, Stolberg is a modern and dynamic location – attractive as it is progressive. Today, Stolberg is an internationally recognised business location with a modern infrastructure and a large number of international companies. Schwermetall Halbzeugwerk GmbH & Co. KG, which has developed from a regional supplier to a world leading producer of pre-rolled strips within a few years, is one of these companies.