Quality management

The first prerequisite for a long service life for a pipe is consistently high quality from manufacture to application. That's why the quality philosophy of Salzgitter Mannesmann Line Pipe covers the entire process – the production of hot wide strip as the starting material for our pipes and all further processing steps right through to expert technical support in pipe-laying projects.

These exacting requirements call for an integrated quality assurance system, plus seamless traceability from the finished pipe to the production of the steel used. We operate here on the principles of process-oriented quality management in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2008.

To meet the changing requirements of our customers, we constantly check and – if required – amend and update all of our operating sequences. These are documented together with defined procedures and working instructions in an integrating Quality Management Manual.

Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschungsinstitut GmbH, our Group's research centre, supports us with the expertise, knowledge and experience of its scientists as well as its wide range of equipment and facilities. Here, basic research is done, specific test problems are solved and new or modified materials are subjected to long-term trials with a view to satisfying increasingly tougher technological requirements.

Our two locations in Hamm and Siegen have a broad range of modern equipment for destructive and nondestructive testing at their disposal.

There is a continuous flow of communication not only internally between our departments, but also with all the companies in our Group. This keeps a creative process going at all levels, geared to achieving the highest possible degree of integration, productivity, innovation and quality. In the process of coming up with effective solutions to the challenging tasks entrusted to it, Salzgitter Mannesmann Line Pipe follows an approach of indentifying and understanding market needs through an ongoing exchange of ideas and experience with its customers around the globe.

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