Dr. Karl Schäfer, our former mananging director, who passed away on 5th March 2019 at the age of 80.

From 1978 until 2002 Dr. Karl Schäfer was a member of the management board of BUTTING in Knesebeck. It was his foresight and world-renowned expertise  in metallurgy that contributed significantly to the development of  BUTTING and to become one of the leading manufacturers of stainless steel pipes in high alloy materials, such as duplex and superduplex, which started their triumphal march in the industry at that time.

Under his leadership BUTTING started the processing of clad plates in the 1980s and developed the mechanically lined BuBi® pipe in the early 1990s.

Gratefully we look back to all these years of our cooperation and we shall treasure the memory of the deceased.

Colleagues and Management
H. Butting GmbH & Co. KG