STEEL + TECHNOLOGY is the English-language trade journal for steel production, processing, application technology, innovation and management.

The target groups are steel production companies, steel processing companies (from hot and cold rolling to surface finishing), steel processing companies (forming, joining, sheet metal processing), the supply industry, universities, technical colleges and associations.


Frequency of publication: 2 issues 2021
3rd year of publication

Print run: 7,000 copies


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Key topics

Plant engineering; Metallurgy; Innovation; Coke-making technology; Technology; Companys; Markets; Forming technology; Materials and production, Digitization; Steel application; Precious metals

Steel trade; Management; Events; Profession and career; Energy and Environment; Technology, strategy and management trends; Profiles of the industry players; Comments; Interviews; Well-founded technical reports; Scientific background information

Dates and planned topics

ALL Ad closing dates | Publication dates
  Ad closing date: Publication date:
Issue 1 - April
Issue 2 - October
30 March 2022
29 September 2022
18 April 2022
17 October 2022



Issue 1 - April | Forming technology | Conveyor systems | Steel distribution | SPECIAL on TUBES on the occasion of wire - Tube Trade Fair


Ad closing date: 30 March| Printing material: 04 April | Publication date: 18 April


digitalisation - control - automation

SSAB optimises cross-border data flow between plants in Finland and Sweden with digital applications
Nordic steel manufacturer SSAB Europe has commissioned SMS digital with the cross-border networking of digital solutions for greater information exchange between its four production plants in Finland and Sweden. The steelmaker will benefit from an improved, holistic information flow of all plant data through the cloud-based SMS DataFactory at its plants in Luleå and Borlänge in Sweden, and Raahe and Hämeenlinna in Finland. SSAB is thus reaching an important milestone in the digitalisation towards the "learning steel mill".

Exchange of emissions data along the value chain
Siemens has developed a solution for efficiently retrieving, calculating, and sharing information about the real carbon footprint of products. The system makes CO2 footprints of products reliably traceable along the entire supply chain.

steel production

Raising occupational safety while transporting slag
The HOT BOX MOVER is a remote-controlled special vehicle with chain drive for transporting special containers of hot slag. The prototype has recently been set up and cold tested and is now ready for use and the first field tests in a steel mill of AGS Europe. It transports the container in which the hot slag from the furnace has been poured, to the slag dumping area.

Modernization of the hot strip mill in Salzgitter, Germany
This hot strip plant has been in operation since 1963 and an intensive technology partnership has enabled the plant to be kept up to date for 60 years. The current modernisation is aimed at increasing availability, enabling an expansion of the product range, and reducing operating costs.

tube and tube making

Preview of the international trade fair for tube and pipe – Tube 2022 in Düsseldorf
After the cancellation of Tube in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, interest in the industry's No.1 trade fair is fortunately very high this year. International companies will present their machines, plants and the latest production methods, innovative technologies, and technical highlights.

manufacturing and processing of steel strip

Wuppermann further expands production programme in Hungary
Wuppermann Hungary has commissioned an advanced double-head side trimmer in the outlet area of the combined pickling and hot-dip galvanising line. With the new machine, the strip processing line improves the overall quality level of its products in terms of flatness and evenness. The steel strip can now be used in other areas with particularly high demands on the flatness of the material, for example by steel service centres to produce blanks with laser cutting quality or in switch cabinet construction.

New laser-optical thickness measuring system for wide strips
A new laser-optical thickness measuring system is unique in that it can measure the thickness of up to 2,000-mm-wide cold-rolled strip without having to interrupt production for frequent reference runs. This new system is the first of its kind worldwide able to perform high-precision thickness measurements on wide strip even under operating conditions that entail high temperature variations.

forming technology

Successful “remote” commissioning of two heavy-load robots
Dango & Dienenthal (D&D) has commissioned manipulators and heavy-duty robots for a forge online for the first time remotely. In the process, programmers control the new machine from almost 7,000 km away. This not only saves the expense of travelling, but also gives the customer the certainty that the machines meet his requirements even before they are shipped.

16,000-tonne forging press works live in an international video conference
Press manufacturer Schuler and its subsidiary Farina demonstrated the world's largest mechanical forging press to an international group of forging experts. A live video transmission from the production facility in Suello near Milan in Italy showed the impressive features of the 16,000-ton press with a stroke of 600 mm in action. It is supplied to the German main factory of thyssenkrupp Gerlach, an automotive supplier.


Technology partnership for 3D metal printing
SLM Solutions and MAHLE are pushing the use of additive manufacturing in the automotive industry. The collaboration deepens the existing cooperation between the two companies and will enable OEMs and suppliers to use additive manufacturing of metal components in series production.

Neckar bridge perfectly shaped with longitudinal profile sheets
The new Neckar Bridge is both an iconic entrance to the German city Stuttgart and a pioneering engineering achievement. The four-track railway bridge over the River Neckar owes this status to its innovative design as a steel sails bridge with a span of almost 80 metres. Thick steel sheets were used for its steel sails, which combine a highly sophisticated function and filigree aesthetics at the same time. Longitudinal profiled sheets (LP sheets) from Dillinger make a significant contribution to this result. Thanks to their variable thickness, which is customised along the length, they allow the sheet metal profile to be optimally adapted to the course of the tension.

steel trade / steel distribution

Blank cutting service at Europe's trimodal steel logistics hub
With the commissioning of a new cut-to-length line at the Duisburg site, the Knauf Interfer Group combines modern manufacturing technology with the advantages of trimodal and thus "green" logistics at one of the most important logistics locations in Europe.

Coil transhipment 4.0
Due to the increasing demand for just-in-time service for steel strip, Robert Schmitz Spedition, a railport specialising in semi-finished steel products, pre-commissions the truck deliveries for the next day fully automatically overnight. This is made possible by a technical warehouse management system. It automatically unloads the wagons, optimises the storage of the coils, speeds up the loading of the trucks and ensures that deliveries are made precisely on an hourly basis.

All storage areas at a glance: SchwarzwaldEisen relies on mobile warehouse management
Controlling and operating automatic and manual storage areas with one system – this is reality at SchwarzwaldEisen in Lahr, Baden, Germany. Two KASTO solutions make this possible: The warehouse management system KASTOlogic and the intelligent app KASTOlogic mobile. The steel trader thus simplifies and accelerates its processes, minimises the error rate and can seamlessly track all batches.

Multidirectional electric forklift truck for up to 5 tonnes
Combilift has officially launched its latest product as a further addition to its range of electric models. In line with the growing demand for electrically powered equipment, the new Combi-XLE combines zero-emission operation with powerful performance for a wide range of industries and applications.


Trade fairs | Exhibitions | Events

AISTech 2022, Pittsburgh/USA - 16.-19.05.2022
wire - Tube 2022, Düsseldorf - 20.-24.06.2022
E-WORLD ENERGY & WATER, Essen - 21.-23.06.2022
8th ECIC & 9th ICSTI 2022, Bremen - 29.08.-02.09.2022



Ad closing date: 29 September| Printing material: 04 October | Publication date: 17 October




Trade fairs | Exhibitions | Events

EuroBLECH 2022, Hanover - 25.-28.10.2022
wire South America und TUBOTECH, Sao Paulo/
Brazil - 25.-27.10.2022
Hüttentag 2022, Essen - 17.11.2022

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1) Ad rates and sizes

All prices are net, without VAT. Prices are in euro, surcharges non-discountable.

2) Surcharges:

20 % surcharge for 1st right side, opposite
Start and end of text on the b/w basic price
(not discountable), 10 % surcharge for other
binding placements with thecorresponding
b/w-format price (not discountable).
Each standard color: 281,00 €
4c-color: 843,00 €
Colour surcharges are not discountable
Surcharge for special colours per color: 686.00 €
Metal and fluorescent colors: on request

For type area advertisements, no
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For a booking period of one year

Series discount
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12 – 23 advertisements 15 %
24 a. m. advertisements 20 %

2 pages 5 %
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6 – 9 pages 15 %
10 – 12 pages 20 %
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Ad rates and sizes
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1) Size of journal:
210 mm wide, 297 mm high, DIN A4
format untrimmed: 216 mm wide,
303 mm high. 3 mm trimming allowance
at all sides

Print area:
174 mm wide, 260 mm high
2 columns, 85 mm wide each
3 columns, 56 mm wide each

2) Printing and binding method:
Offset, perfect binding


3) File formats:
We recommend PDF/x-3 data files. The transmission of open data (e.g. InDesign, Quark Xpress, etc) should be avoided. The file must be printable, i.e. with all used fonts embedded in the file. Half-tone images should have a resolution of 300
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4) Colours:

European scale (CMYK) according to ISO 12647-2 (PSO), spot colours on request. For conversion and control of the colour space (ICC Color Management), please refer to the standard ECI offset profiles. (The profil “ISO Coated v2” (ECI) in the package “ECI_Offset_2009” is available free of charge at

5) Proofs:
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produced proofs must be delivered with
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6) Archiving of data:
As the data are archived, it is generally possible to use the data in an unchanged version for reprints. However, we do not assume any responsibility for the provided data.

7) Warranty:
We accept no responsibility for the printing
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Advertisement formats and prices for the job market
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Bound-in inserts:
Discountable, 1 bound-in insert = 1/1 page ad
Weight up to 11g/sheet. Only whole circulation.
Minimum size untrimmed (also folded) 216 x 307 mm. Allowance for trim:
On top and at the bottom of the page 5 mm each, outside and inside 3 mm each for binding.
1 sheet = 2 pages 3.289,00 €
2 sheet = 4 pages 6.142,00 €

Loose inserts:
Weight up to 25 g
Not bound in, max. size 205 x 295 mm.
in domestic circulation: 3,100.00 €
in the total circulation incl. abroad: on request
3 samples requested from the publisher

Glued-on items:
On request

The ideal complement to your classic advertising with an editorial-like background. You provide us with text/picture material and we layout it according to the magazine design:
2/1 pages, 4c: (10,000 characters incl. spaces) 7,132.00 €
1/1 page, 4c: (5,000 characters incl. spaces) 3,656.00 €
1/2 page wide, 4c: (2,000 characters incl. spaces) 2,393.00 €

Technical details Bound-in inserts:

Bound-in inserts::
Before acceptance and confirmation of the order by the publisher, a compulsory sample must be furnished. Also a blank sample, with indication of size and weight, will be accepted, if no other material is available. Bound-in inserts must be clearly discernible as advertisement, must not be mistaken for an editorial part of the journal and must only cover the products of an advertiser. Placement of bound-in inserts may be limited by the technical feasibility. For any bound-in insert made of a material other than paper the publishers will first obtain approval from the postal company.

Technical details:
Bound-in inserts must be delivered with untrimmed edges. Multi-sheet inserts must be delivered properly folded. The cover page of the insert must be indicated. Inserts must be delivered in such a way that no additional cutting, folding or reworking is necessary. Extras and additional folding or gluing work will be charged separately. Multi-sheet inserts must be folded on the side of the binding. If these preconditions are not met, an extra charge will have to be paid.

Untrimmed in mm width x height
1 sheet (= 2 pages) 216 x 307
2 sheets (= 4 pages) 432 x 307
3 sheets (= 6 pages) 620 x 307
4 sheets (= 8 pages) = 2 x 2 sheets

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Conditions and technical details inserts:

Conditions for order acceptance and confirmation by the publishing house are the presentation of a binding sample, if necessary a dummy sample with size and weight indication. Inserts may only be used for the sales program of an advertiser. The insert must be designed in such a way that the reader does not associate it with the text part of the magazine. The placement will be carried out according to the technical possibilities. Exclusively for MPT International.
Technical details:
As the material is inserted loose, i.e. without fixture of any kind, it must be a single piece. The inserted material must be delivered in such a condition that no additional handling or processing is required. Any extra work (e.g. folding) will be separately charged. Inserts printed on a
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Reference to insert:
Reference to the insert will be included in the advertisers’ index free of charge.

Deadline for delivery:
Up to 10 days after the ad-closing date (see dates and planned topics on pages 2, 3 and 11)

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Technical details for postcards glued
For postcards glued onto inserts or advertisements, the following rates apply: 167,– € / 1,000 pieces incl. postage excl. gluing costs:
– Gluing by machine can be done, if glued-on edge is in parallel to the binding and at a distance between 1 and 7 cm from the binding; the height is variable.
Gluing costs are 128 € /1,000 pieces. In other cases, including affixing at an angle, the rate for manual gluing is 189 € /1,000 pieces.

Loose inserts and glued-on items
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Augsburger Straße 722
70329 Stuttgart
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For other advertising items: (product samples, CD/ DVD etc.), the rate for inserts will apply. Gluing costs will be quoted on request based on a compulsory
sample. The glued area will be in parallel to the binding. Items can be affixed at variable height at a distance between 2 and 7 cm from the binding.
Quantity: on request

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1) Prices
Clickable advertisements in STAHL + TECHNIK/ STEEL + TECHNOLOGY-E-Paper 250,00 €
with the following multimedia expansions/linking possible:
on (Image)Video
on website / product page
to event/trade fair information
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Maximum file size (incl. default and transition images): 5 MB
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Katrin Küchler
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Henning Schneider
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The following conditions must be observed in order to accept digital advertisements/print documents and process them without any problems:

In addition to the corresponding file name, we require an exact order for each data carrier or file transfer as well as printouts and, in the case of colour advertisements, proofs that are binding for printing with the necessary details. In the case of FTP transmissions, we request the corresponding advertising order, enclosing a copy of the advertising motif, to be sent
simultaneously by fax to the number given below. The deadline for the acceptance of advertisements and the delivery date for print documents specified in the media information shall also apply to advertisements delivered digitally (see AMF Schedule T „Schedule and Topic Plan“).

Für die Übernahme digitaler Anzeigen gelten die nachfolgenden Preise. Fehlbelichtungen aufgrund von unvollständigen oder fehlerhalten Dateien,
falschen Einstellungen oder unvollständigen Angaben werden berechnet. Das gilt gleichermaßen für zusätzliche Satz- oder Lithoarbeiten sowie für die Erstellung fehlender Proofs. Dateien in Word, Excel und PowerPoint
können nur mit Mehraufwand (Zusatzkosten) verwendet werden.

Graphics/other imports:
If graphics or scans are placed in the display, these imports must be included
in any case. The graphics or image files in the original program must also be saved separately on data carriers. They should not contain any compressions, raster images should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi, line images 1200 dpi.
Permissible graphic formats: the usual EPS, TIFF or BMP files.

Colour advertisements/receipts/proofs:
A binding expression is required for each side to be exposed. For colour advertisements with special colours (Pantone, HKS), colour-separated printouts with the exact colour designations are required. For the printing of advertisements in Euroscale (CMYK), a proof is absolutely necessary. Colour prints from the colour copier are not binding.

Systeme/Programme Apple Macintosh:
Freehand up to version MX
Illustrator up to version CS6
Photoshop up to version CS6
QuarkXPress up to version 8.0
InDesign up to version CS6

up to format DIN A4 45.00 €
up to format DIN A3 88.00 €

CorelDraw up to version 8 (saved as EPS-files, font as sign path)
Other systems/programs on request. We request an original file with details of all imports used and additionally an EPS file.

Printable PDF file with at least 300 dpi

Data carrier/receiver:
FTP-server (Access data on request)
E-mail (Data volume not more than 10 MB)
Together with the data carrier or the FTP transmission all information about journal/title, sender/company, operating system, program versions used, file names as well as number and names of the printing colours are required.
(Files must not be stored in closed postscript files.)

In the program files and attached font imports no modified fonts may be used. All fonts and font styles used, in particular those contained in EPS files, must be listed in the order. The fonts will only be used for processing the transmitted order and will be deleted immediately afterwards.

Digital or analogue proof:
up to format DIN A4 45.00 €
up to format DIN A3 88.00 €
Pre-press proofs on request

Hourly rate for DTP work:
Recognized file errors will be processed as far as possible at the request of the customer and after consultation of the necessary work effort.
Interventions will be charged at 63 € per hour or part hour.

Other services:
All other prepress work on a time and material basis on request.

Only what is available on the data carrier can be exposed. The publisher accepts no liability for deviations in texts, illustrations and especially colours. The printing of colour advertisements without a proof is without guarantee. We assume that the files sent and handed over to us are copies
and assume no liability for their existence.

Announcements, information, votes, etc. for transmissions digital print documents via:

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P: +49 211 1591-146

Terms of payment:
2 % discount on payments within 14 days and net price for payments within 30 days
from the date of the invoice.

Bank account:
Commerzbank AG, Düsseldorf
IBAN: DE91 3008 0000 0212 6151 00
Deutsche Bank AG, Düsseldorf
IBAN: DE04 3007 0010 0155 7008 00


Markus Winterhalter
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Katrin Küchler
P: +49 211 1591-146

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P: +49 211 1591-223

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