Jul 1, 2016 8:00 AM

thyssenkrupp’s Steel-Service-Center group strengthens its market presence in Europe

Effective July 1, 2016 thyssenkrupp’s Steel-Service-Center group will be renamed thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe. The new name for the processing specialist reflects its wide-ranging materials expertise in the areas of carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum while taking account of the expansion of its European network.

As a leading steel and aluminum service center, thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe serves customers from the automotive, electrical, construction and furniture industries from its numerous locations. To further strengthen its customer focus the company has recently expanded its business activities. Alongside the steel service center in Györ, Hungary, the stainless steel specialist Edelstahl-Service-Center in Willich was added in the spring. The organizational integration of Metallcenter Wörth is also planned by the end of the fiscal year, supplementing the company’s offering with tailored aluminum products.

The company is thus strengthening its position as a leading processing specialist for a variety of materials and systematically pursuing its growth strategy in Europe. The newly added locations have expanded the production capacity of the network to more than two million tons; 40% of sales are now made outside Germany.

Marcus Wöhl, CEO of thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe: “We are confident that our international organization and our product diversity represent unique selling points on the market and will enable us to meet rising customer requirements.”

With its expanded network and broad material range, thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe is focusing on a full service offering close to customers in different markets and thus positioning itself as a strategic partner for a wide range of customer segments and applications.