C.D. Wälzholz GmbH & Co. KG

Waelzholz – technological leader in hardened and tempered steel strip

C.D. Wälzholz GmbH & Co. KG, headquartered in Hagen, Germany, is a technologically leading manufacturer of cold rolled and heat-treated steel materials. The family-owned company with an international focus was founded in 1829 and can therefore look back on over 190 years of company history. Today, Waelzholz has a total of 2,300 employees at 13 locations in Europe, North and South America, and Asia, and produces customized solutions for customers in the automotive, energy, and industrial sectors.

Waelzholz offers its customers an extensive range of materials in the following product groups:

  • Cold rolled steel strip (tempered and non-tempered)
  • Electrical steel strip
  • Flat wire products and profiles
  • High-strength steel strip
  • Surface coated steel strip
  • Stainless precision steel strip


Highest output producer of hardened and tempered steel strip for demanding steel materials

In the field of hardened and tempered steel strip, the company has highly specialized continuous annealing furnaces for each of the three microstructures martensite, bainite, and sorbite. This gives Waelzholz the flexibility to implement customer requirements with consistently high quality. Thanks to its extensive and state-of-the-art production facilities and its employees’ many years of expertise, Waelzholz has the highest output of hardened and tempered steel strip in the world – producing more than 60,000 tons per year.


Also the technology leader when it comes to decarbonization

Waelzholz materials are enablers of the transformation towards a climate-neutral future in many areas. The highly efficient, thin electrical steel strip produced by the company is used, for example, in electric motors in vehicles and household appliances as well as in the generators of wind turbines.

Waelzholz is also playing an active role in the decarbonization of the steel value chain. As a technology leader in the cold rolling industry, it is reducing its carbon footprint by investing in the sustainability of its processes and production lines and developing groundbreaking innovations together with suppliers and customers.

Waelzholz can already offer its customers steel materials with a reduced carbon footprint today.


Cold rolled and heat treated steel strip




World wide: 2300

Germany: 1600

South Westphalia: 1500

Sales Volume

2022: > 1000 Mio. €



Foundation of the family business as a wire factory in Hohenlimburg


Expansion to cold rolling mill

as of 1960

Expansion of capacities through acquisitions in Germany and international expansion with service centers and production sites in Europe, North and South America, and Asia

from 2000

Expansion of capacities through acquisitions in Germany and expansion internationally with service centers and plants in Europe, North and South America, and Asia


C.D. Wälzholz GmbH & Co. KG
Feldmühlenstr. 55

Phone +49 2331 964-0

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