Stainless Steel Business

Professional and Vertically Integrated Steelmaking

Established in 1993, Walsin Lihwa has evolved into a global leader in stainless steel. The company specializes in producing billets, slabs, ingots, hot-rolled bars, cold- and hot-rolled coils, wire rods, cold-finished bars, seamless pipes and tubes, and precision foils. With an integrated supply chain, Walsin Lihwa ensures production flexibility. Continually enhancing its equipment capacity and R&D capabilities, the company adopts intelligent system implementations to deliver a comprehensive range of products, meeting customer demands for timely delivery.

Walsin Lihwa boasts an annual billet capacity of 1 million tonnes, and its stainless steel long product output ranks among the highest globally. In 2022, the company’s investment in Italy-based Cogne Acciai Speciali (CAS), a European leader in stainless steel bars and wire rods, enhances complementarity and synergy with customers across products, technologies, equipment, and distribution channels. This strategic move facilitates the development of American and European markets by offering a diverse array of high-value products and applications, reinforcing Walsin Lihwa’s global leadership in stainless steel bars and wire rods.

In August 2023, CAS acquired two rolling mills in Sweden from Outokumpu, expanding its rolling capacity and developing Nordic sales. In the same year, the company acquired UK-based Special Melted Products Ltd., a leading manufacturer of specialty steels and nickel-based superalloys used in critical applications for the aerospace, oil & gas, and civil nuclear industries. These acquisitions through CAS signify Walsin Lihwa’s entry into international supply chain for high-end specialty applications, which further strengthen its overall competitiveness and establish global leadership.

Walsin Lihwa’s well-equipped labs and international granted certifications ensure the best product quality. The company’s international certifications include ISO 9001 (quality management system), ISO 14001 (environmental management system), ISO 45001 (occupational health and safety management system), ISO 50001(energy management system) , IATF 16949 (automotive quality management containing additional automotive customer-specific requirements), NADCAP and EN9100 (aerospace and defense contractors accreditation and aerospace quality management), NORSOK (integrity of offshore structures), CARES (Assured Steel Certification in the UK), Det Norske Veritas Approval of Manufacturer Certificate, ISO/IEC 17025 ( testing and calibration laboratories), Lloyd’s Register Certificate (conformity of factory production control), Pressure Equipment Directive (PED)/AD2000, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Quality System Certificate, JIS Mark Certification, BIS Mark Certification and the CE marking Construction Products Regulation (CPR) Certification.