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January 13, 2014

ThyssenKrupp combines capabilities in plant technology

Gerald Ondrey

As part of its strategic way forward, ThyssenKrupp AG (Essen, Germany; www.thyssenkrupp.com) is strengthening its plant technology business as a major growth area for the Group. To better exploit global market opportunities the previously separate plant technology companies of the Group are being combined under the roof of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions GmbH (Essen; www.thyssenkrupp-industrial-solutions.com). The merger of the German companies of ThyssenKrupp Uhde and ThyssenKrupp Resource Technologies (created from ThyssenKrupp Polysius and ThyssenKrupp FoĢˆrdertechnik) with ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions is now an important milestone in the integration process.

Heinrich Hiesinger, CEO of ThyssenKrupp says “The integration and regionalization of our plant technology business is an important element of our transition into a diversified industrial group. This growth area offers great potential, which we can exploit optimally with ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions as a global, integrated engineering and construction company. Our aim is to grow faster than the market.”

Hans Christoph Atzpodien, CEO of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions says “Combining the strengths of our three successful long-standing plant technology companies and acting as one company on the global stage in the future will increase our impact particularly in the growth regions and enable us to carry out projects worldwide on a whole new scale. We plan to increase ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions’ sales by on average more than 5%/yr in the coming years.”

With over €5.6 billion in sales in fiscal year 2012/2013 and around 19,000 employees, ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions ranks among the world’s leading plant technology companies and holds top-three positions in key market segments. The company offers its customers engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) as well as associated services from a single source and has decades of experience gained in building more than 5,000 plants. With highly efficient chemical, refinery, cement and other industrial plants as well as equipment for open-pit mining, ore processing and port handling, ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions enables its customers to meet increasing worldwide demand for ‘more’ energy, raw materials and capital goods in a ‘better’ resource-friendly way.

Under the roof of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, plant technology operations worldwide will be managed by the two business units Process Technologies and Resource Technologies. Process Technologies is focused on engineering, procurement and construction for chemical, refinery and other industrial plants, while Process Technologies offers a comprehensive product portfolio and a wide sales and service network to customers in the mining, cement, mineral processing and materials handling industries. The traditional brands Uhde and Polysius will be retained as product names. Besides Essen, the future headquarters of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, the company will have 40 branch offices in 25 countries around the world. Further engineering locations in Germany are among others Bad Soden am Taunus, Beckum, Dortmund, Ennigerloh, Leuna and St. Ingbert-Rohrbach.

To support the global exchange of knowledge and engineering services and present a single face to the customer, new regional organizations are being set up. These will make it possible to manage projects in the regions with a stronger focus on local requirements. As the integration process continues the respective foreign subsidiaries of ThyssenKrupp Uhde and ThyssenKrupp Resource Technologies will also be gradually combined into one company per country under the name ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions. This will create a much larger and more efficient organization worldwide.

ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions is one of six business areas of the ThyssenKrupp Group. Alongside Process Technologies and Resource Technologies it also includes the companies ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, offering engineering services for submarine and shipbuilding, and ThyssenKrupp System Engineering, with production equipment for the automotive and aerospace industries.

A full range of specialist engineering and construction services and a shipbuilding history stretching back centuries are the strengths of the ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions business area. High-quality engineering is at the center of our success. Global project management skills, first-class system integration expertise, reliable procurement and supplier management, and a service offering meeting the highest standards form the basis for lasting customer satisfaction. Around 19,000 employees at over 70 locations form a global network with a technology portfolio that guarantees maximum productivity and cost-efficiency.

 

 

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