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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/03/10: CIA-RDP82-00457R009700130001-4 CLASSIFICATION MCUI= fl F01-VOL1ON CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATHON REPORT COUNTRY Germany (Russian Zone) SUBJECT SAO Marten (formerly Oswald Kunech) Plants at Silbitz and Rasberg in Saxony PLACE ACQUIRED DATE OF INFO. THIS DOCUWEttx CONTAINS INFORMATION AFFECTISIG THE NATIONAL DEFENSE OF THE UNITED STATES. WITHIN THE HEARING OF TITLE 10. SECTIONS 793 AID 794. OF THE U. S. CODE. AS AMENDED. ITS TRANSMISSION OR REVEL' 511013 or ITS CONTRDTS TO OR RECEIPT DT AN UUAUTHODIZED P99SOIC IS PRORISITPD OV 1.A51 THE RSFROOUCTtON OF THIS FORM 1S PRONtDITED. tar " t .14 a !c'11 s.. I I. al'4:".- IA:.sci CLASSIFICATION 10 Generalo The original Oswald Kunsch plants are those located at Rasbergo During the German rearmament period prior to 1939, the new and much larger Works mere built at Silbitz. After the war the may gon nt and acb.inistration moved from Rasberg to Silbitz, where they also remained when the firm was acquired by SAG Marten. 2.> Personalities. a0 Russian Generaldirektion, Class. gCpLOf TED BY IR --- --- 50X1-HUM Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/03/10: CIA-RDP82-00457R009700130001-4 REPOR1 50X1-HUM DATE DJ.STR. X17 Dec. 1951 NO. OF PAGES 5 NO. OF ENCLS. UPPLEMENT TO EPOR'T NO. THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMATION (Harz.): at'kapp flu ) Pushkov, fnu) All Soviet nationals. Traskov, fhu) 1) Soviet nationals: Gerral Director: Pokrovski, fnu Chief Engineer: Savkin, fnu 2) German nationals: Chief Director (teehn.); Josef Gleitz(rrithout party affiliation) Business Manager: Hans, I'rucherpfennig{without party affil Chief Engineer: Sedlaczek, fnu,(vithout party affiliation) General Director: Chief Engineer: Chief Bookkeeper: Stalilviork Silbit}z Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/03/10: CIA-RDP82-00457R009700130001-4 ECRET/CONTROL U.S. OFFICIALS ONLY CENTRAL I NTELLIGCIICE AGENCY -2-- Head of the Plants' Trade Union: Paul Henke' L_ Cultural Director: Walter Fritnscha Head of the Research Institute: Dipl. Ins. Dr. Pack c. Stah] erk Rases: Plant lfanr ger: 3,. Registration and Assets. Ing. 'W'loykoss, fnu The SAG Marten concerns Silbitz and.Rasberg are registered as State-owned Joint-stock companies at Halle/Saale with 3 directors, Volkov, Dab;dov and Poppov, Whose names are still shorn in the commercial register although they have been replaced by the board shown at 2 a above. Few, The Stahllmrk Silbitz employs 1,960 workmen and the Stahluerk Rasberg employs Approximately 500 employees are members of the SED. 5. Production, a. Cast steel block,, castings, wheals, and forged steel nae'iine parts. b'. Planned and actual production for Both plants from January to August 1951 in tons: Mont h Bloch Castings in Tdhoel gs s Er-rim Plan, Act. Plan. Act Plan Act Pl . . an Act s Jana 700 1,156 1,1400 1,352 1450 45C 120 12} Feb? 600 l,v484 1,100 1,1407 350 141 lie -173 Mar, 700 1,3141 1,1450 1,325 1450 - 120 173 Apr. 1,000 1,320 1,750 1.,26o 150 1214 240 198 May 1,000 1,305 1,550 935 150 200 1140 157 Jun. 1,000 2,1463 1,6oo 951 500 1146 1140 159 Jul. 1,500 2,026 1,700 905 - 201 160 153 Aug. 1,500 2,150 1,750 1,077 - 175 100 1614 Total 0,000 13,2145 12,600 9,212 2,050 1,1425 1,110 1,306 Percentage : 166,r' 73% 69.55 11135 `' C2C' T/COIITROL - J.S. OI"'?:CIA i OIILY 14000 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/03/10: CIA-RDP82-00457R009700130001-4 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/03/10: CIA-RDP82-00457R009700130001-4 SECRET/CONTROL - U.S. OFFICIALS ONLY CENTRILL IIJTELLIGEIJCE . GEIJCY 3-- 6. Raw Materials. as The average monthly quantity of pig iron imported from the USSR is 1500 tons and of tool steel 2 tons, Delivcry is effected via Brest-Litovsk to rrankfurt/Odcr where the railroad cars are relabeled and nezr'frejg t bills are issued. The name of the sup' licr and the place of origin can- not, therefore, be determined. b. Irregular deliveries of scrap iron are received from the Volkshandcls- zentrale Schrott, Berlin NT 7, Universitltsstr. 22-3a. After lengtrry negotiations it delivered 3,000 tons of scrap iron in August, and, at a meeting held on 25 September 1951,undertook to deliver 3,500 tons per month after October 1951, insofar 'as available, at the following prices (F.O.R. ). quality 0 at PM 29.50 per ton 13 at DMT 33.50 " 13a at DI.f 35.50 " suitable for electric furnaces c. An allocation of manganese ore will be made to the plant when it arrives in the DDR. The delay delivery is ascribed to lack of 50X1-HUM shipping space. d; Apart from scrap iron, the following,, ferroalloys are in short sup-1-1y: molybdenum, wolfram and vanadium. The last delivery of molybdenum was made to the works ? about August when they received an allocation of 'I ton from the "Staatsreserve"4. Recent negotiations with-, Schneider, fnu, and Jahnes, fnu, of the State secretariat for Material Procurement, Leipaif;erstr, 5-7, Berlin, elicited the fact that neither molybdenum nor no]Sram would be available for delivery for. some time to come but small quantities of vanadium might be delivered by Base Technab, Supply Office, Berlin Lichtenberg. e. Other items in shorts , and saw blades, which were formerly imported The cables are now 50X1-HUM supplied by VVB Ti IA, B Drahtscilwork, ~7urzen (formerly A.W. Kanis) r' Saxony, and - VEB Ifetallwaren- and Drahtzverl4e, Rothe nburg, While the chains are supplied by VVB E47A VEB Ketten- and Nagclwerk (formerly Nollesche ,VerI; 4 ','Jeissenfels/Saale, but 'in insufficient quantity and inferior quality. 7, Customers, ao The plants are only indirectly concerned with reparation orders and do not export to the USSR or Orbit countries. b. Steel Blocks 1) The main customer is Eisen- and IIfittem erke, Thale, which takes about 1,000 tons per month; the remainder of the production would normally be ta::en by Kupfer- and Messingverle, Hettstedt. The latter plant has temporarily reduced its rcnuirements pending the arrival of new molds which it has asked the SAG 1;.'arten to provide.: Krupp-Gruson, Magdeburg,.was being supplied with appro.ximately COO tons per month up to July 1951, but no further deliveries will be made to it during 1951 as its requirements are sufficiently covered and its output is at present restricted by the break-down of a steel forgings press. SECRET/CONTROL - U.S. OiFICIAlS ONIY Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/03/10: CIA-RDP82-00457R009700130001-4 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/03/10: CIA-RDP82-00457R009700130001-4 co Steel Castings. SAG Marten risen- and IIitttenwerke, Thale; SAG '.Cransmasch, Bleichert u, Co,,' and Unruh Liebig, Leipzig (parts for cranes and gantries); VVB LOJA plants at 3autzen, 3abelsberg, Wildau; VVB ANUS plants at'Halle, Dessau, Saalfeld; .SAG 3rikett Leipzig, mines at Espenhaln, Pfgnnerhall near Halle, Deuben -(Krs_,lcissenfels)y Deutzen near Tiorna. Kombinat Dorna and Profen (spare parts for excavators and parts for briquette presses), d. Cast Steel 'tnleels. ilaggonbau Yleimar is at present being supplied with 1,200 railroad car wheels per month, Until the end of .1950,. Ito requirements were 1'000 wheels, per month. Bleichert, Leipzig Unruh & Liebigy Leipzig These are supplied to 1) The following, plants of SAG - AL1O: uaschinenfabrik Buckau, Magdeburg; Krupp-Gruson, Magdeburg; Henry Pels, Erfurt; Otto Gruson & Co., Iagdeburg; Peniger, Iaschinenfabrik; Zemagy Zeitz, 2) Other customers: SECRET/CONTROL ?- U.S. OFFICIALS ONLY CEI?TRIL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY ..f- Ireptunwerft, Itos tock Buckau-Tiolf.9 Magdeburg Krupp-Gruson, Magdeburg Sachsonwer_:, Niedersedlitz n it it rr ( Chrome-molybdenum cast ( steel parts for trench ( excavators$ suitable for ( low temperatures to -450 C 9 Cast steel parts for floatinig cranes. Cast steel parts for cranes o Steel castings. If 11, Ca, -t steel parts for rolling mill. ( Cast steel housings ( and accessories for ( ( special motors. SECRET/CC TROL - U.S. OF' C IA.LS ONLY Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/03/10: CIA-RDP82-00457R009700130001-4 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/03/10: CIA-RDP82-00457R009700130001-4 U. S. OF~'IG CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE /-GE CCY CONFIDENTIz: #3o Enu pme t. b0 The electro-furnaces are at present producing normal steel and Armco iron (deficient in carbon)* The latter is delivered to Kupfor and ISessingrrerke, Hettstedt, for the manufacture of wire, The electro- furnaces are considered suitable for the production of refined steel alloyso 3 Siemens41artin furnaces,, each built for 10-ton capacity and enlarged to 18-ton capacity, 2 Electra-furnaces, each with 3-4-ton capacity, I Eloctro-arc furnace with Oo5-tan capacity. 9. Researcch. The reseaamh department is uorldng on preparations for the founding of refined and stainless steels and for the production of high grade sheet metals. 10. Expansion The construction of a polyclinic and kindergarten at a cost of. DtM 500,000 was started during this year and the purchase of new machinery to the value of 101.E million DMS is planned for 1952, , 110 Armament Prodiictio- 0 The SAG Marten Silbitz and Rasberg plants are not at present engaged in the production of armaments and., so far as is known, no preparations are on hand,, nor measures contemplatedsto introduce armanent production.' It is, however,, estimated that the change-over could be effected without difficulty because., prior to 19L ,the plants were producing CoO, 1005, 15 and 21 cm0 shells and 50 kg bombs (all of cast steel) or ment:l the Nollesche Work (Ketton-und Na. ?clwerk) ~*iexssen- s is t_xe .only producer of chains in the DDR. 50X1-HUM ~ Comment: I the ale and IIettstedt plants of SAG Marten also receive steel blocks (quantities unknown) fran Stahl- and EisenTmrk9 Frankleben, G. Krautheiras Chemnitz.,and WI3 Stahly erk, Drancienburg, 50X1-HUM tinNFIDENTIAt Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/03/10: CIA-RDP82-00457R009700130001-4