Contacts and personal presence are the basis for success'
As one of the five divisions of Salzgitter AG, which are Steel, Trading, Tubes, Services and Technology, the Trading Division generated revenues of around € 4.4 billion in 2007. Salzgitter Mannesmann Handel Group (SMHD) is so far represented by nine independent companies in 31 countries and 69 locations.

The Market in Asia
The massive upswing in the Far East continues to be headed by China. In terms of steel, within a matter of a few years the country has developed from a net importer to an exporter. Salzgitter Mannesmann International’s Beijing-based subsidiary is also chalking up strong figures. We paid a visit.