New approaches for metal processing companies:
Your one-stop shop for the solutions of tomorrow
Today as in the past, this industrial giant encompasses a multitude of sectors and corporate divisions. But now a number of new challenges are adding to the already highly diversified nature of metal processing and production.
The business situation and forecasts of future developments for the sector fluctuate considerably. Fierce competition on the global market, rising and volatile raw material prices, and high production costs are pushing a traditional industry to its limits. Efficiency and profitability must be increased – for example, by implementing intelligent digitization concepts. Legal regulations and intense pressure to use innovative materials require research and development of the very highest caliber. And high energy costs, particularly in Germany, add to the pressure to discover new ways of creating value.
What we know: In international competition, our customers from the metalworking industry always need to find the best price – and the best quality on the market. We take responsibility for your success: Our unique array of raw and basic materials offers you more than just consistent quality. You’ll also profit from the efficiency of our wide network of locations and the synergies provided by one of the biggest players on the market. Our close cooperation with the LME (London Metal Exchange) and the Metal Hedging Competence Center (CCMH) ensures both competitive advantages and our high standards of quality.
While using the best materials is key, another question has to be answered: How can today’s value chains be intelligently optimized? Our experts in supply chain solutions and global warehousing and logistics processes work hand in hand with our customers to develop the most effective strategy for highly efficient, fully digital supply chain and warehousing with the lowest total inventories – just in time and always in line with changing demand.
The challenges of digitization are radically disrupting existing operations for many players in the metal industry. We support our customers with unparalleled personal contact geared to developing successful solutions that are fit for the future.
16 billion cubic meters
That’s the volume of natural gas that will be transported annually through the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline from 2019 onward. The impressive structure was built from 300,000 tons of hot strip coils – produced and supplied by thyssenkrupp Materials Trading.
5 push barges
This is the number of new push barges for German inland waterways that we were contracted to provide materials for. The material for these floating cargo containers was cut to size, primed, tailored to the customer’s specific requirements, and delivered with the support of our logistics experts.
are in our highly efficient network. This enables us to deliver outstanding solutions to challenging logistics issues across the globe.