Vallourec in Germany

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Germany is an important technology location for the Vallourec Group. In North Rhine-Westphalia, the Group operates three pipe mills, which produce an extensive range of products and services using various manufacturing processes.

Seamless tubes have been produced in Germany for over a century: in 1899, the Mannesmann brothers began manufacturing seamless steel pipes in Düsseldorf. In 1997, Vallourec entered into a joint venture with Mannesmannröhren-Werke AG, creating Vallourec & Mannesmann Tubes, which became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vallourec in 2005. Since 1 November 2013, the German company has borne the name of the parent company and operates under the name Vallourec Deutschland GmbH.

Projects

Projects

Geothermal Project

Vallourec supplies premium pipe connections for geothermal power plant in Holzkirchen.

Geothermie

Soccer City Johannesburg

The free-spanning roof enabling an unobstructed view of the pitch was made possible by 1K tons of seamless hot-rolled hollow sections

JohannesburgStadium

Agricultural machinary

Vallourec's premium tubes for heavy-duty applications are also used in agricultural vehicles.

agricultural-vehicules

Hydraulic Cylinders

Manufactured in a wide range of dimensions. Excellent strength, good toughness, resistance guaranteed down to -40°C

Pipes for crane construction

Pipes for crane construction (crawler cranes, tower cranes, harbour and container cranes, mobile cranes or truck loading cranes).

One of our technological core competencies is the manufacture of seamless hot-rolled steel tubes. In our tube mills in Germany, we produce a wide range of products for various applications in the energy sector, mechanical engineering, steel construction and other industrial applications. Premium tubes for particularly demanding projects or standard products in unbeatable quality are complemented by digital services and tailor-made services for the entire value chain of our customers and their worldwide projects. 

What sets us apart?

We develop intelligent solutions with our customers: Partnership, innovation and at the highest technological level - that is our claim. We rely on our strong, historically grown technological leadership, our innovative strength and the expertise of our highly motivated teams. 

What drives us?

The needs of our customers and the requirements of the future. For us, this means in concrete terms: The satisfaction of our customers and partners shapes our actions and our activities are geared to current and future challenges in a highly competitive market environment that is constantly changing. We tackle globally relevant topics. This includes, in particular, opening up new business fields that effectively support the transformation of the energy sector as well as an intelligent, digital service world for our business partners.

Management Board

Dr. Dirk Bissel Chairman of the Management Board Director Business Strategy, Sales & Marketing, Legal Affairs, Communications
Dr. Dirk Bissel (born 1965) studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Dortmund. 

After graduating in 1991, Bissel, who holds a doctorate in engineering, initially remained in science and worked for the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics, among others.

Since 1997, Dr. Bissel has worked for the TMD Friction Group (automotive industry), most recently as Senior Vice President Operations. In 2009 he joined the Vallourec Group as Managing Director of V&M Germany and COO of the Energy & Industry Division.

From 2010 to 2017, Bissel headed two globally operating divisions in the oil & gas sector of the Vallourec Group.

In April 2017, Bissel will return to the Management Board of Vallourec Germany and will be responsible for Sales & Marketing, Business Strategy, Legal Affairs and Communications.

Within the Vallourec Group, he is also responsible for sales of the product groups for Europe and Africa.

On 1 July 2019, Dr. Dirk Bissel will take over as Chairman of the Management Board of Vallourec Deutschland GmbH.
Dirk Bissel
Christoph Bem Director Production, Investments, IT
Christoph Bem (born 1970) studied mechanical engineering at Gelsenkirchen University of Applied Sciences.

After graduating in 1996, he joined Vallourec Deutschland GmbH as a construction engineer. Bem remained loyal to the plant in Mülheim an der Ruhr for 15 years: after further positions as plant engineer in maintenance and in the rolling mill, he took over the management of the rolling mill there in 2002 and became head of operations of the rolling mill in Mülheim an der Ruhr in 2008.

In 2011, Bem moved to the American site of the Vallourec Group in Youngstown, Ohio, where he was appointed Manager Hot Rolling and Finishing.

In 2014 he took over the management of the pilger rolling mill in Düsseldorf-Rath - back in Germany. Five years later he was appointed Industrial Director for Vallourec Germany.

On 1 July 2019, Christoph Bem is appointed to the Management Board of Vallourec Deutschland GmbH and is responsible for Production and Investments as well as IT. 
Christoph Bem
Hervé Delhon-Bugard Director Finance, Sourcing, Controlling, Risk Management and Compliance
Hervé Delhon Bugard (born 1960) began his professional career at IBM France after studying Business Management. 

Here he started in 1986 in the Controlling & Supply Chain Management division. Ten years later, he was appointed Financial Director of the French industrial company Timet. 

Just one year later, in 1997, the joint venture of Vallourec and Timet, which operated under the name Valtimet, followed. Delhon-Bugard held the position of Financial Director until 2002.

Two years later, he joined Valinox Nuclèaire within the Vallourec Group, where he was appointed General Manager. This was followed by other managerial positions within the Vallourec Group, as General Manager, Strategic Projects Director and in particular as Vice President Controlling. 

From 2016-2018 he was responsible for controlling at Vallourec Soluçoes do Brasil before being appointed to the management board of Vallourec Deutschland GmbH at the beginning of 2019. 

He is responsible for finance and accounting, controllingand risk management. He was also appointed Compliance Officer.
Herve Delhon-Bugard
Prof. Dr. Herbert Schaaff Managing Director Human Resources, Training and Education, Plant Safety and Fire Brigade, Health and Safety
Prof. Dr. Herbert Schaaff (born 1960) received his doctorate in 1991 from the Faculty of Economics at RWTH Aachen University.

He began his career in 1991 at Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann GmbH before moving to Mannesmannröhren-Werke AG in 1992.

Until 1996, he held various human resources positions at the Düsseldorf and Mülheim an der Ruhr sites. In 1997, he moved to Deutsche Telekom AG in Bonn, where he held management positions in the Human Resources division until the end of 2008, most recently as Managing Director Human Resources and Labor Director of T-Systems Enterprise Services GmbH in Frankfurt/Main.

In 2010, he moved to Media Broadcast GmbH in Bonn as Head of Human Resources Management. He joined Vallourec Deutschland GmbH on January 1, 2012 as Managing Director Human Resources, Safety and Labor Director.

In July 2014, he was appointed Honorary Professor of Economics at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences.
Herbert Schaaff
In brief
  • 3000 Employees
  • 20years average length of employment
  • 38 nationalities
  • 120 years of tradition
  • 4

    specialized plants in Germany