28.01.2015 – CATEGORY: Press RELEASE


The Lindlar special steel specialist Schmidt + Clemens (S+C) is a world market leader in tube systems for the petrochemical industry. This has now been certified by Lexikon der deutschen Weltmarktführer ("Lexicon of German World Market Leaders") which had its book launch on the 27th of January in Schwäbisch Hall.

„I am very proud that our family-owned company has made it to the top of the world market,“ reports managing partner Jan Schmidt-Krayer, who journeyed to Schwäbisch Hall just to take part in the summit of world market leaders. "Our company was founded 135 years ago and managed by constantly changing and due to unbelievable innovative force to permanently establish itself in a niche market."

Tube systems from Schmidt + Clemens are now in worldwide use in steam reformers or so-called steam crackers, where they are exposed to extremes of corrosion, temperature and pressure. That S+C has made it to the world's top has also been due to the corporate group's own research and development activities. The researchers and scientists repeatedly managed to optimise and modify materials so that they match the specific conditions of each petrochemical plant and, in that way, contribute to raising productivity.

"German companies take up an outstanding position in global competition and in many sectors are amongst the world market leaders," as management expert Professor Bernd Venohr summarises it. Lexikon der Weltmarktführer documents in its extensive new edition the exceptional position and innovative force of German companies. The Lexicon has been published by Dr Florian Langenscheidt and Professor Bernd Venohr.

The Lexicon's high quality standard is guaranteed by a top-notch advisory board with well-known representatives of German trade associations, the media or research institutes. Serving as the basis for research was the German World Market Leader database kept by Professor Venohr. The selection criterion for inclusion of firms in the database is a position in the top-three companies in a specific sector worldwide.

The Schmidt + Clemens Group is a leading producer of special steel components and provider of services for plant operators and machine tool producers. The corporate group's main user fields are in petrochemical industry, energy engineering, industrial furnace construction and the pump industry. Tools and plants for pipe and wire manufacturers round out the programme.

Worldwide about 1000 people are employed by the Schmidt + Clemens Group (including about 600 in Germany) and, besides producing at their home base in Germany, Schmidt + Clemens produces in Spain, the UK, the Czech Republic, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.



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