steep GmbH

Company Profile

steep – A Successful Company with many Facets

Founded in 1961 under the name “Elektronik- und Luftfahrtgeräte GmbH” with 7 employees, the steep GmbH has become an internationally successful service provider with more than 30 locations and approximately 800 employees in Germany and Europe. The word ‘steep’ mirrors aspects of the service portfolio and consists of s for service, t for training, e for engineering, e for energy und p for products.

Aside from the key services, steep is characterized by an additional large spectrum of competence: In combination with the business areas Logistics and Technical Documentation, Material Management, EMC Service, Managed Services in Partnership and Facility Management, our customers benefit from the unique opportunity to receive all coordinated individual services form one source in a holistic solution. We are very proud of the trust our customers place in the single business areas. It is our highest ambition to maintain this trust and to live this cooperative partnership in all areas of expertise.

Radar Systems Support

Since the company was founded we offer services in the area of Radar Systems Support. Our competences in the fields of maintenance and repair, radar evaluation, spare parts management, technical documentation and training have continually developed throughout the past decades; up to the present day this field has remained one of our strongest business areas.


A business area that developed similarly throughout the decades, and which offers not only the development of training concepts, but also administration, implementation and evaluation. Upon customer’s request we also provide organizational tasks as well as the entire operation of training centers in the customer’s corporate design or under the own name.

System Integration

System Integration is the third pillar of our service portfolio. In close coordination with our customers we develop systems and container solutions. Our services reach far beyond the delivery of the system: Our system support also includes transport, assembly and commissioning. In doing so, our experts go wherever they are needed; we also provide our services during exercises and conduct maintenance work in the field.

Mobile Networks

Throughout the past years, the area of Mobile Networks has become a new core service area of the company. We develop reliable, save and fast deployable communication solutions by combining intelligent IT systems with innovative and rugged hardware.

IT Services

The area of IT services is focused on IT infrastructure, software development and IT security, compliance and data protection. Our long-standing experience in the area of IT services includes the development of individual data protection concepts. Furthermore, we allocate external data protection officers.

Our strength is product business in which we fully analyze all requirements, take on all relevant tasks and, in close cooperation, develop a solution optimally tailored to our customers’ requirements. In order to work out a high-quality, innovative solution, we constantly adapt ourselves to the market and target our competences appropriately towards our customers’ needs. Our manufacturer independence provides the necessary freedom to work with the perfectly matching partners for the respective project.

Our Principles: Reflections of our Entrepreneurial Responsibility

Our business principles are a clear statement on how our beliefs and perspectives guide our actions. In doing so, our customers’ as well as our employees’ and partners’ needs have the same priority – always in the sense of mutual success.

Our principles and our business philosophy are regularly put to test – both in terms of content and implementation. This way, we make sure that lived business culture can be found in our daily work.

  • We operate nationally and internationally and follow our customers wherever they need us.
  • We live entrepreneurial flexibility by means of flat hierarchies, short decision paths and manufacturer independence.
  • We value long-standing partnerships and trusting cooperations with suppliers and customers.
  • Our employees’ manifold competences are the driving force for our success.
  • We support motivation and creativity among our employees by means of an open business culture.
  • We respond to our employees’ needs and create an attractive environment in the workplace.
  • We want to be successful together with our customers.


19th of July 1961: Formation

The success story of steep began on the 19th of July, 1961, as ELEKLUFT GmbH. In the first years, the company primarily concentrated on installation, integration and system support of various radar systems, with special focus on work for public clients.

Quality Management and Environmental Protection

Quality Management

The productivity of steep is a result of the quality of its products and services. As the worldwide customer expectations towards quality are constantly rising, a continuous improvement in quality and a best possible efficiency of the relevant activities is essential.

Hence our company quality management system operates from the perspective that services and products should be planned and implemented in a way that meets customer needs and wishes abundantly while at the same time ensuring that our services are carried out and our products manufactured as efficiently a possible.

The steep quality management system meets the international requirements for quality management systems according to NATO standards AQAP 2000 and industrial requirements according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 and DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025.

The maintenance of the system is ensured and confirmed by annual surveillance audits and reassessment audits that are carried out by independent accreditation bodies every 3 or 5 years.

Therefore, steep is a company that has proven a process-oriented course of action and documentation in the performance of services and the manufacturing of products.

The current ISO 9001:2015 certificate is not available at the moment due to organizational reasons, but is expected in the next few days.

steep Corporate Policy on Occupational Safety and Environmental Protection

Our Goals

Occupational safety, health and environmental protection as well as an effective use of energy are elementary corporate goals of the steep GmbH.

A safe and health-promoting working environment is implemented cross-departmentally for our employees, customers and the public.

In doing so, we commit ourselves to the following strategies and measures:

  • Implementation of the internal security concept within the company
  • Identification of responsibilities and distribution of tasks with regard to security as well as occupational safety and environmental protection
  • Reduction of all risks with regard to security and health to a viable minimum
  • Continuous training and education of our staff with regard to occupational and health safety
  • Compliance with legal regulations with regard to occupational and health safety

 Implementation and Responsibilities

Throughout the entire company, steep pursues a comprehensive internal security concept which includes the relevant safety requirements, laws, regulations as well as guidelines on operational, environmental, fire and radiation protection as well as on hazardous goods regulations.

In order to implement this security concept, the Management Board appointed responsible persons for the implementation of the company’s internal requirements with regard to occupational safety, environmental protection and energy policy. These persons are provided with all information and resources required for the compliance with these regulations.

To ensure a continuous compliance and improvement of the implemented occupational, environmental, fire and security systems, cross-location checks and updates are carried out at regular intervals.

It is one of our central tasks to continuously check all production steps and products for hazards to employees as well as for their environmental compatibility. If necessary, we will take steps to prevent accidents, damage to health and minimize the impacts of our activities on the environment in accordance with technical and economic conditions. The steep GmbH is committed to comply with all legal and official requirements as well as with the relevant regulations on occupational safety and environmental protection and to promote and to protect the health of all employees.

By means of an open information policy, regular trainings, inspections and instructions we aim at living a responsible security policy within the company. For this purpose, we maintain an open dialogue with responsible authorities.

Environmental Protection

Health is valuable for most people and an intact environment is an essential part of the quality of living. Therefore, the protection of our employees and the environment is an indispensable condition for the productivity and the economic success of our company.

To ensure the preservation of these essential foundations we strive for a continuous improvement of our products and services as well as of our environmental protection measures, our employees’ health and the safety of the applied equipment and company facilities.

These measures include:

  • The protection of our employees and customers from health risks in compliance with all regulations and laws concerned with environmental protection
  • Advising our customers with respect to the environmentally relevant ramifications connected with costs and deadlines in procurement and disposal
  • Raising the employees attention to the proper handling of environmentally hazardous substances
  • The commitment of our suppliers to comply with environmental protection policies and laws

Furthermore, it is our obligation to prevent negative environmental impacts and to ensure the security of our premises. To prevent failure, premises are planned and erected according to the state-of-the-art security regulations and operated by qualified personnel.

By systematically evaluating and improving energy efficiency, we also face the challenge of constantly reducing our company’s specific energy consumption in the long term.

 Occupational Safety

We comply with German and European law on occupational and health safety. Generally accepted regulations are observed.

Based on many years of experience and existing occupational safety instructions and manuals, we have developed effective processes that are employed to protect all employees worldwide.

Our security statistics are constantly updated on national and global level. This data is recorded and evaluated centrally from accident reports. For this purpose, a comprehensive reporting system is employed, which also includes monthly reporting to the Management Board.

Associated Companies

Our subsidiary BETATECH is the competent service partner for all issues concerning communication technology. BETATECH’s expertise ranges from the installation of radio networks and radio link systems up to the planning and implementation of entire copper- and fibre optic networks.

Among many medium-sized companies, BETATECH’s customers include T-Mobile, Vodafone, E-Plus, O2 (Germany), Nokia and debis Systemhaus.

Your central contact persons

Peter Pützfeld

Managing Director

+49 228 6681 232

Karsten Schwind

Managing Director

+49 228 6681 232

Gabriele Schröder

Commercial Assistance

+49 228 6681 232

Dr. Guido Sampels

Head of Human Resources

+49 228 6681 601

Franz Tümler

Head of Business Unit System Integration

+49 228 6681 558

Alwin Großekatthöfer

Head of Business Unit IT Services

+49 228 6681 334

Hans-Dieter Körner

Head of Business Unit Training

+49 176 1 6681 534

Robert Mayer

Head of Business Unit Facility Management

+49 731 933 1261

Gabriele Schächer

Head of Business Unit Managed Services in Partnership

+49 176 1 6681 539

Stefan Ohlmann

Head of Sales Defence

+49 228 6681 367

Ralf Otten

Head of Sales IT Services

+49 228 6681 625

Ralf T. Krüger

Head of Marketing & Communication

+49 228 6681 533


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