Outokumpu is a global leader in stainless steel with cold-rolling capacity of 2.6 million tonnes. We create advanced materials that are efficient, long lasting and recyclable – helping to build a world that lasts forever. Stainless steel is an ideal material to create lasting solutions in demanding applications from cutlery to bridges, energy to medical equipment. Stainless steel as material is 100% recyclable, corrosion-resistant, maintenance-free, durable and hygienic. Outokumpu has been instrumental in developing the stainless steel industry into what it is today. Indeed our history is as old as that of stainless steel itself, dating back a century to our sites in Germany and the UK where stainless steel was invented in the beginning of the 1900s and in Sweden, where duplex was invented. Find out more about our R&D expertise.