Warehouse with steel for specialist trade

Pioneers in steel
Valuable networks and collaboration

Iron and steel are everywhere.

As indispensable materials, iron and steel are used in construction and industry. In our Steel Division, we at NORDWEST take care of the procurement of reinforcing steel, rolled steel, pipes, stainless steel and aluminium for our specialist wholesalers. With agility, strategic foresight and a partnership of equals, we support specialist wholesalers in medium-sized business and are constantly expanding our national and international network to create valuable synergies for industry and trade.

Your advantages with NORDWEST 
at a glance

  • Various service concepts to meet your individual requirements
  • Needs-based group purchases  
  • Transparent, performance-based bonus model with high predictability
  • Highly effective professional team with active field sales representatives
  • International sourcing
  • Active consulting and support for the European market
  • Regular, professionally prepared market reports – always well informed
  • Digital sales channel: The eSHOP Steel keeps your business well-positioned digitally – today and in the future 

Stahlverbund PHOENIX
Strong partners united

Around 130 medium-sized, privately operated steel trading companies have joined forces under the umbrella of our steel association, Stahlverbund PHOENIX, making it the largest purchasing organisation in Germany. In addition to its concentration on procurement, trade partners can also rely on NORDWEST for customised service concepts. The comprehensive services include drop shipments, performance-based bonus models, regular events for increasing expertise, networking and experience sharing, regular industry insights, support for young entrepreneurs, product group meetings and much more.

In order to respond to market changes in due time, we have developed sustainable, effective and future-oriented strategies that benefit every steel dealer in the network, regardless of its size and orientation. A balanced proportion of product areas ensures maximum independence. Through realistically agreed framework conditions, honesty and commitment, we create tangible added value for you on your path towards a successful future in the steel industry.

MOre about Stahlverbund Phoenix

The logo of Stahlverbund Phoenix

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A European network 

We enjoy steadily increasing acceptance throughout Europe as a consistently reliable partner because we offer our trade partners a comprehensive range of services. Together with four other European steel purchasing organisations, we founded the astedis network (association of steel distribution) in 2023.  

In addition to NORDWEST, the founding partners of astedis include the nationally independent and successful steel purchasing companies Coalsider from Spain, European Steel Group from Poland, Sider Centre from Italy and Socoda from France.


The five purchasing companies are responsible for a purchasing volume of around 3.5 million tonnes of steel products and represent a total of over 200 medium-sized steel trading companies. The goal of the cooperative network is to be the sales reference for key European producers and to develop strategic working relationships with all of Europe’s biggest manufacturers.

More about astedis 

The logo of the European steel purchasing cooperative astedis

General Purchasing Terms

Download opur latest purchasing conditions here and get all the details on our terms and policies.

Your contacts

Claudio Kemper Head of Division Steel at NORDWEST Handel AG

Claudio Kemper

Head of Division Steel

[Translate to Englisch:] Cristopher Rüther Business Unit Manager Steel at NORDWEST Handel AG

Christopher Rüther

Business Unit Manager Steel

[Translate to Englisch:] Dirk Held Business Unit Manager Steel, Stainless, Aluminium at NORDWEST Handel AG

Dirk Held

Business Unit Manager Steel, Stainless, Aluminium

Our product areas in steel

  • Aluminium
  • Bar steel
    Bar steel
  • Brackets
  • Bright steel
    Bright steel
  • Flat products
    Flat products
  • Pipes
  • Reinforcing steel
    Reinforcing steel
  • Stainless steel
    Stainless steel
  • U channel structural steel
    U channel structural steel

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