26/03/2024 – High quality and efficiency thanks to 100% integration of the value chain

Wire for spring applications

The market for drawn wire for spring applications is demanding and constantly evolving. The Swiss Steel Group and its subsidiary Ugitech (F) play an important role in this market.


The market for drawn wire for spring applications is demanding and constantly evolving. © Swiss Steel Group


The continuously increasing demand for new technical solutions in the field of drawn wire for spring applications has provided significant impetus for decisive innovations. Markets such as aviation, medicine, the automotive industry, connection technology, the power plant and cosmetics industries demand products of the highest quality, purity and precision. Playing a pioneering role in meeting these requirements is part of the Swiss Steel Group's philosophy.

Integration is the magic word for technical progress
1. vertical integration: The Swiss Steel Group takes a 100% integrated approach to these sophisticated precision products – from processing the material in the steelworks in Ugine to forming the wire into a spring in two specialized wire drawing plants in Imphy (France) and San Vendemiano (Italy). This guarantees complete control of production from the raw material to the final drawing of the wire.
2. high-quality research and development expertise: Technical customer support at the Swiss Steel Group's stainless research center in Ugine plays a crucial role. It is at the heart of the design and development of customized products. Technical support ensures that the products meet the specific applications of customers and the special requirements of many markets. A significant investment in research into the surface finish of drawn wires – a crucial parameter for the high-speed configuration of springs – is just one of many examples.
3. product innovations: Technical advances in the stainless and alloy spring market offered by Swiss Steel Group include remelted round and shaped wire with diameters ranging from 0.18mm to 20mm. The grades “UgipureE 4568” and “Ugipure 4462” are solutions with clearly improved inclusion purity for heavy spring applications. Another innovative product variant is the drawing of the duplex grade “Ugis 4462”, which has been upgraded to the high-speed steel properties of the ISO 6931-1 standard. It represents an optimum compromise between high mechanical properties, corrosion resistance and stable material costs. In addition to high quality assurance, these factors ensure more efficient and optimized production of spring applications. All of these applications are already available in “Green Steel” quality.

wire 2024, hall 12 booth A 28

Steeltec AG
c/o Swiss Steel Holding AG
Landenbergstrasse 11
6005 Lucerne/Switzerland
Contact person is Helmut Freiherr von Fircks
Tel.: +41 795484895

About Swiss Steel Group
The Swiss Steel Group is one of the world's leading providers of customized solutions in the field of special steel long products. The Group is one of the leading manufacturers in the global market for both tool steel and stainless long steel and is one of the two largest companies in Europe for alloyed and high-alloy engineering steel. With almost 10,000 employees and its own production and distribution companies in over 30 countries on five continents, the company offers a complete portfolio of production and sales and services worldwide.