One of the keys to our success is the close cooperation with qualified suppliers, from which we require consistently high quality at market pricing, well-performing logistics, excellent service, reliability and flexibility. We establish framework agreements including long term supply and pricing agreements and we mutually agree on optimisation goals.
The use of multiple sources for our forgings has a number of advantages: - Access to an extensive range of analyses, either developed by Steinhoff or by the forging supplier, and to new analyses resulting from joint research programs. - Access to a series of specific melting and forging technologies , both with the aim to select the proper roll for your application.
Stringent quality requirements for the forgings as well as for the subsequent manufacturing stages at Steinhoff's are the key to obtain a consistently high roll quality. We cooperate with a limited amount of selected forging manufacturers, which are being audited on regular basis.
We supply our rolls according to our customers' specification , which may include supply and /or mounting of thrust rings, spacer rings, threaded rings, split rings, .. as well as bearing inner rings. Also for these products, whether produced by ourselves or by subcontractors, we apply consistently high quality criteria.