Germany based ArcelorMittal Eisenhüttenstadt has applied for short-time work for August and September 2022 in order to adjust production to the weak demand resulting from the tense economic situation. From 1 August activities in selected areas of the steel manufacturer are to be reduced. Labor Director Mr Michael Bach said “We are currently seeing a sharp drop in demand for rolled products, which is why we can no longer fully utilize our facilities in the rolling mills and have to resort to short-time work here and in some cross-sectional areas. However, our liquid lines continue to operate normally as the demand for slabs is not restricted. We will carefully monitor further developments and react to new developments if necessary.” ArcelorMittal Eisenhuttenstadt, formerly EKO Stahl, is a steelworks in Eisenhüttenstadt is Brandenburg in Germany. Eisenhüttenkombinat Ost was established by the East German government in the early 1950s, initially producing only pig iron. Now, in Eisenhüttenstadt, high-quality flat steel products are manufactured for customers in the automotive, household appliance and construction industries, primarily in Eastern and Central Europe, in the integrated steel works consisting of pig iron works, converter steel works, and hot and cold rolling mills. Eisenhuettenstadt plant is capable of producing 1.7 million tonnes per year of pig iron, about 3 million million tonnes per year of slabs & blooms, 2.1 million tonnes per year of HRC, 1.9 million tonnes per year of CRC and 0.940 million tonnes per year of coated products. In 2021, ArcelorMittal Eisenhüttenstadt produced 1.6 million tonnes of flat steel.