In general, a distinction can be made between mobile and stationary straight-stock cutting systems for reinforcing steel. In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, mobile systems traveling in transverse direction in front of a storage facility account for the major share of the machinery used. By contrast, international processing operations usually cut their reinforcing steel on stationary systems. This is generally due to the original plant design and the storage and material flow technology selected at the outset. Another reason, however, is the distribution of diameters and lengths, which differs across countries, and depends on the design and construction methods used in the individual countries.