STEEN was established at Elmshorn, in northern Germany in 1893. Since then, the company has developed continuously and is now one of the world’s leading manufacturers of deck machinery.
Highly skilled employees, technical expertise, quality control systems and commercial know-how have provided the foundations from which Steen has achieved its firm position in the marine equipment field.
In addition to the equipment for merchant ships, mega-yachts and navy ships, Steen has developed and manufactured deck machinery for research ships, search and rescue vessels, barges, dredgers, marine construction sites and offshore units.
Steen’s designers strive to ensure that their designs are simple for the shipyard to install. The shipbuilder is also assisted by the fact that much of the testing of the equipment’s main functions can be carried out at Steen’s works prior to delivery to the shipyard.
Quality has priority at Steen, although it may lead to additional cost initially. The Steen team members from engineers through to lathe and milling machine operators and welders as a matter of course insist on using first class material for manufacturing.
All staff are highly experienced and fully conservant with their customers’ needs after many years of working for exacting customers. This experience flows on to the design and manufacture of deck machinery for the owners of all vessels such as merchant ships, mega-yachts and navy ships.
Steen’s comprehensive range of production facilities allow for deck equipment to be entirely manufactured at the Steen works through the welding, milling, drilling and gear tooth cutting stages. High precision is required when producing gear wheels to ensure that correct gear tooth clearances are achieved in the final product.
Steen’s highly skilled and experienced welders are fully conversant with the techniques required to weld non-magnetic materials. Mastery of such techniques is vital for the successful production of equipment for mine-warfare vessels.
The degree of in-house capability ensures that an excellent, long-lasting product is supplied. Indeed a number of cases exist where equipment built by Steen has successsfully remained in operation after more than fifty years hard service.