Brief description

The industrial monument Rolling Mill Stand is a reminder of the former rolling mill in Wissen.

Detailed description

Rolling stands were the core of the former tinplate rolling mill in Wissen. After the bitter end of the region's coal and steel industry, the rolling stands were dismantled and sent to China, where they may still be in use today. None of them remained in Wissen as industrial monuments/memorabilia.

In 2012, the city of Wissen was able to take over a disused rolling stand from Hoesch Hohenlimburg GmbH in Hagen. The rolling stand, built in 1955 and manufactured by Schloemann AG in Düsseldorf, used to stand in the Hoesch Hohenlimburg company's Mittelbandstraße. It is a "Quarto stand" consisting of two roll stands with drive and 2 back-up rolls and 2 work rolls each. After being removed from the central strip mill in Hohenlimburg at the end of 2012, the mill stand was reconditioned by ThyssenKrupp in Duisburg in 2013. It was erected in Wissen on 13 December 2014.

The rolling stand weighs a total of approx. 60 tonnes. An area on the property of the company Pflanzenhof Schürg was chosen for the installation. This was roughly the location of the reversing stand II of the former Hoesch plant in Wissen, which, however, did not roll "medium strip" but "wide strip".

Contact and directions

Walzwerkstraße 11
57537 Wissen