THIELE began with the production of chains for the mining industry in the 1950s. The stainless steel (23 MnNiMoCr 54) which is generally used nowadays for high-performance chains was developed and tested by THIELE engineers. All of the heavy mining chains were designed by THIELE and THIELE was additionally responsible for the development of mining chain rated sizes ranging from 22 mm to the present day size of 48 mm.
Today, the THIELE group produces 5,000 different types of chains and accessories. They have proven as the leading innovator in this sector time and time again, and they have manufactured both the longest (915 m) and the heaviest (100 t) anchor chains in the world.