Company History and Overview


The long tra­di­ti­on of steel ma­nu­fac­tu­ring at the An­na­hu­et­te dates back to the ye­ar 1537.

It was the bishop of Salzburg that allowed our company, named Ei­sen­ge­werk­schaft Ach­tal-Ham­merau, to query and manufacture iron parts such as wagon axels, nails as well as horseshoes.

The production was quickly shifted to more advanced products such as weapons and screws as well as construction related metal products.

The current mill is still operating on those exact promises and has continuously been in operation for the last 477 years. This makes the Annahuette, as it is known today, the oldest known steel manufacturing company still in existence anywhere on the globe.  


Du­ring the last cen­tu­ry, the main fo­cus was pla­ced on the ma­nu­fac­tu­ring of the hig­hest qua­li­ty steel pro­ducts ima­ginable. Our products are essential for the con­struc­tion, en­gi­nee­ring and au­to­mo­ti­ve in­dus­tries worldwide.  

Max Aicher, the current owner, took over the mill in 1975 and used the solid foundation to create a group of companies that are closely related and work in perfect harmony to satisfy the global demand for High Grade Steel. 

SAS Sys­tems  (Stahl­werk An­na­hu­et­te Sys­tems) has sin­ce be­co­me the lea­ding sup­p­lier of the most ad­van­ced steel pro­ducts available.

With a worldwide presence through SAS Systems companies, the Max Aicher group has been establishing itself as a leader in the most advanced engineering projects to date.

Stress­teel USA is your part­ner to rea­li­ze even the most chal­len­ging pro­jects. From the in­iti­al en­gi­nee­ring sup­port to the de­li­very of our sys­tems, we are he­re to as­sist you all along the way. 

With of­fices lo­ca­ted in Fair­field, New Jer­sey and Fremont, Ca­li­for­nia we are well re­pre­sen­ted to assist our custo­m­ers. With local representation in every region of the US and Canada we will ensure a fast and economical solution to our customers demanding schedule.

Furthermore, SAS Stressteel has been actively involved in a variety of cutting edge engineering projects through collaboration with our in-house SAS Engineering Group.  We are the one-stop-shop our customers are looking for.