Sternmetal Automation

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Sternmetal Automation LIC is a joint venture between Vilani and Imperial megacorporation Naasirka and Imperial megacorporation Sternmetal Horizons LIC. It is headquartered on the Stern-Stern and centers on robotic mining of that planet.

Market Ticker Code[edit]

This business entity is traded under the following interstellar market code/s:

Market Ticker Code
Name Code Type Charter Remarks
Sternmetal Automation TBD 4 to 12 alphanumeric character LIC None

Description (Portfolio)[edit]

Robotic mineral extraction and processing.

Commercial Competencies[edit]

Robotic mineral extraction and processing.

Governance & Organization[edit]

Joint venture between Naasirka and Sternmetal Horizons.


Stock ownership (1105):


No information yet available.

Best Known Products & Services[edit]

This business is best known for:

  1. TBD

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

A Sternmetal Horizons survey discovered in 576 that Stern-Stern had extensive deposits of Iron, Nickel and Aluminum in large ore bodies buried under its extensive plains. Military tensions and conflict with the Zhodani, and the massive initial investment outlays required for subsurface mining delayed colonization until 603, and the Second Frontier War delayed actual exploitation of the deposits until 625.

Sternmetal, with assistance from the Darrian government, sank several deep shafts, some of up to 10kms deep, to reach the ore bodies. In doing so, the company had to compromise safety. The digging of deep shafts, in an atmosphere under severe underground pressure, on a world with very little air pressure to begin with, was a dangerous and expensive undertaking. Death due to the bends, or blowouts at the surface level, claimed a number of lives, and gave the world an unpleasant reputation. Sternmetal soon suffered a labor shortage, as skilled mining workers developed an understandable reluctance to work in the mines.

As production dipped, Sternmetal approached its fellow Megacorporation Naasirka for assistance in automating the world's production. Through a separate holding company called Sternmetal Automation, the two companies pooled their efforts and constructed a huge network of automated factories and mining complexes for extraction, processing, refinement and machining the mines output for eventual export. These complexes were probably the largest robotic factories ever constructed in the Marches before the Collapse, and still rank among the largest still extant. A major drawback was the pollution generated as a byproduct of various mining and industrial processes, but the two Sternmetal divisions (which is where the world name originates) profited enough to pay their employees very good wages and continued to deliver massive amounts of vital metals to both the Third Imperium and the Confederation.

The world was the target of major Zhodani raids during the later Frontier Wars, and of an attempted Sword World invasion during the False War, but it has remained in Darrian possession for its entire history.

Trade Partners[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade Competitors[edit]

No information yet available.

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

This business is best known for frequenting the markets of the following worlds and systems:
Charted Space:

Facilities Data[edit]

This business is known to host facilities in the following locations:

World Listing[edit]

This business can be found on the following worlds and systems:

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Stern-Stern  •  
startbacknext(1 listed)

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