Who We Are
Who We Are


Primetals Technologies provides metals producers with cutting-edge, tailor-made technologies, solutions, and services.

Fueled by our curiosity to explore new frontiers, we are driven to pioneer new solutions in metals production, finding future-oriented, sustainable ways to produce steel, aluminum, and other metals.

We are pioneers at heart. We stand at the forefront of innovation for the global metals industry for our partners, customers, and communities, who expect us to push the boundaries of production for a sustainable world.

From the latest solutions for green steel production to digitalizing the entire production process, we forge a path toward sustainable production, ensuring the optimal solution for each producer. As a reliable service provider and supplier, the countless references in plant building and service partnerships demonstrate our commitment to our customers’ success and growth. From turnkey projects and new production lines to upgrades, engineering, and metallurgical services, we build close partnerships with our customers to ensure that their operations and profits remain sustainable.



To be a pioneer and global leader in the metals industry, challenging ourselves to deliver groundbreaking, sustainable solutions.


Our mission is to take on the challenges facing the metals industry. To anticipate, meet, and exceed the needs and expectations of our partners, customers, and communities.


The leadership team of Primetals Technologies represents our unwavering commitment to excellence. Our leadership team aims to provide solutions for a sustainable metals industry, meaning long-term profitability for our customers and innovations that secure a future for society.


Satoru Iijima

CEO & Chairman of the Board

Yoshiharu Ikeda

Chief Financial Officer

Hiroshi Matsuda

Board Member

Aashish Gupta

Chief Strategy Officer

Alexander Fleischanderl

Chief Technology Officer

Masashi Yoshikawa

Co-Chief Technology Officer

Norbert Petermaier

Head of Sales & Marketing

Andreas Viehboeck

Head of Upstream Technologies

Ichiro Maeno

Head of Downstream Technologies

Hans-Jürgen Zeiher

Head of Electrics & Automation

Eberhard Karnitsch-Einberger

Head of Metallurgical Services


Primetals Technologies was founded on January 7, 2015, by Siemens, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and partners. Our solutions build on over 60 years of innovation in metals production. Our predecessors, Mitsubishi-Hitachi Metals Machinery and Siemens have significantly contributed to our company’s comprehensive, state-of-the-art portfolio. In early 2023, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries obtained full ownership of Primetals Technologies.