Schalke coke oven machine technology to enter portfolio of Paul Wurth Group

On 2 July 2014, Paul Wurth Italia S.p.A. and the German company Schalker Eisenhütte Maschinenfabrik GmbH signed an Asset Purchase Agreement regarding the transfer of Schalke’s coke oven machine segment to the Paul Wurth Group. Thanks to this acquisition, Paul Wurth takes over the patents, references, drawings, licences, brand name and know-how of the Bochum based company, which has established itself as a worldwide market leader for coke oven machines relying on more than 130 years of experience.

With this transaction, Paul Wurth will expand its expertise in coke making technology. Adding coke oven machinery to its product portfolio will strengthen Paul Wurth’s position as a global player in the design and construction of complete coke oven plants, coke oven batteries, coal processing plants, coke oven gas treatment, by-products & auxiliary plants as well as coke dry quenching facilities.

The newly acquired Schalke coke oven machine technology includes charging cars, pusher machines, coke transfer cars, quenching cars, crane systems, maintenance & service cars as well as automation and emission control systems. Thanks to this state-of-the-art technology, the most modern and largest coke oven batteries in the world can be equipped with man-less operated coke oven machines which meet the highest standards in terms of coke productivity, emission control, user friendliness and plant safety. Today, more than 200 Schalke branded reference machines are worldwide in operation.

About Schalker Eisenhütte Maschinenfabrik GmbH

Based in Bochum, Germany, Schalke is a subsidiary company to the globally operating Eickhoff Group and considered as centre of excellence for welding technology. Besides the coke oven machine business, Schalke has gained some decades of experience in the design and manufacture of underground mining locomotives and tailor-made rail vehicles. The activities in this business segment will be continued.

About Paul Wurth

Headquartered in Luxembourg since its creation in 1870, the Paul Wurth Group is an established technology provider for the primary stage of integrated steelmaking. Paul Wurth is a leading market player for the design and construction of complete blast furnace and coke oven plants. Agglomeration plants, direct reduction plants, environmental protection & recycling technologies complete Paul Wurth’s product portfolio. With more than 1 600 employees and entities in around 20 countries, the Paul Wurth Group has a strong presence in the significant iron and steel regions of the world. The Italian entity Paul Wurth Italia S.p.A. is the Group’s competence centre for coke making technology.

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