Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung GmbH (SZMF) is the central research company of the Salzgitter Group. Employing about 300 members of staff, active at 8 main departments at the Salzgitter and Duisburg locations At the Salzgitter branch, the research emphasis is on hot-rolled and cold-rolled products. SZMF acts as a “connector” between the research activities and has detailed knowledge about the processes at the facilities of SZFG. The personnel has a deep knowledge about the project related process technology and the metallurgical principles. SZMF as relevant experience in the field of research projects in general and the data management and analysis in particular.