Special profiles

Special profiles

We are a globally leading producer of hot-rolled, cold-drawn and semi-finished special steel profiles. Our ultra-high-precision customised profiles are used to make components and finished products in a large and diverse range of industries.

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Special steel profiles play a fundamental role in numerous industries. Mannsteadt, for example, is the first choice supplier for customers in international industries as diverse as automotive, handling-vehicles, storage and handling technology, building and earthmoving equipment, goods vehicles, construction and agricultural machinery. Each and every special profile is a tailor-made product that saves time and expense during further processing and completion and enhances the dimensional accuracy of components. Our tight tolerances set industry standards.

Production process

Hot-rolled, cold-drawn and semi-finished: we produce a large and diverse range of special profiles - for all conceivable applications - on rolling-lines with a total capacity of 250,000 tonnes, with support from our in-house laboratory and high-performance technologies. Our heavy-gauge rolling-line is used for the rolling of products ranging from 15 kg/m to 180 kg/m, in widths up to 400 millimetres and bar lengths of up to 24 metres, while our light-gauge line produces special profiles which can range from 2 kg/m to 35 kg/m, with widths of a maximum of 180 millimetres and bar lengths up to 18 metres. Our comprehensive know-how covers all facets of metallurgy, engineering, roll design, hot rolling and semi-finishing. 


Our special profiles are tailor-made products, the geometry and chemical composition of which precisely match the customer's specifications. They are individually produced to assure outstanding materials properties, from straightness and flatness, via bar or item length, up to and including outstanding surface quality. To be sure of achieving the best possible solution, options such as drawing, welding, precision sawing to length, blasting, milling and coating/surface finishing are also available in addition to hot rolling. A large series of standardised products round off our portfolio.

  • Product portfolio unique anywhere in the world
  • Large range of steels
  • Weights from 2 kg/m to over 180 kg/m

Our products and services

Handling vehicles

Individual steel profiles for materials handling, hot-rolled, drawn or semi-finished.

Hot-rolled mast profilesRequest quotation
Drawn mast profilesRequest quotation
Standard mast profilesRequest quotation
Fork carriagesRequest quotation
Profiles for machine attachments Request quotation

Automotive industry

Our hot-rolled special profiles provide groundbreaking potentials, our tight tolerances set the industry standard.

Hinge profiles Request quotation
Sawn hinge profiles Request quotation

Storage and rack engineering

Our hot-rolled and cold-drawn profiles are used in storage rack engineering, in horizontal and vertical conveying and handling systems and in suspended monorails, as well as in power and free (P&F) conveying systems.

Profiles for storage rack engineeringRequest quotation
Profiles for horizontal and vertical conveying/handling systems Request quotation
Profiles for lifting equipment and hydraulic platformsRequest quotation
Crane railsRequest quotation

Goods and utility vehicles

For the goods and utility vehicles industry, we supply special profiles for the most diverse range of applications.

Profiles for construction/earthmoving machinery and goods/utility vehicles of all types Request quotation
Axle profiles Request quotation
Heavy duty vehicle wheel-hub profilesRequest quotation
Slewing-ring profilesRequest quotation

Construction industry

Mannstaedt special profiles assure single-source solutions: diverse and highly complex applications, for innovative products and structures - flexible, effective and safe.

Anchor railsRequest quotation
Expansion jointsRequest quotation
Pipe/pipeline engineering profiles Request quotation
Interlocking profiles Request quotation
Facade/building facing profilesRequest quotation

Agricultural machinery

Mannstaedt special profiles are important components for tilling machines and harvesters.

Thresher blades Request quotation
Ploughshare profilesRequest quotation
Mower sickle barsRequest quotation
Chain conveyor profilesRequest quotation

Just tell us your requirements for grade of steel, mechanical properties, bar length and standard length, tolerances, and packing form, along with your annual needs in tonnes, and we will find the best solution for you. Please attach/enclose a drawing/diagram.

Overview of special profiles

  • Forklift mast profiles
  • Hinge profiles
  • Impact bar profiles
  • Expansion joint profiles
  • Profiles for agricultural machinery
  • Facade and building facing profiles
  • Profiles for mining equipment
  • Mining/tunnel support profiles
  • Axle profiles
  • Anchor rails
  • Fork sideshift profiles
  • Rail-mounted vehicle profiles
  • Mechanical engineering profiles
  • Shipbuilding profiles
  • Interlocking profiles
  • Vehicle wheel-hub profiles
  • Frame profiles
  • Ploughshare profiles

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Dieter Tondar

Sales Director Profiles


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