Products and Solutions Oct 5, 2017 12:00 PM

thyssenkrupp takes next step towards becoming a multi-material supplier

By integrating the processing specialists for aluminum and nonferrous metals, thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe will be able to offer its customers even more choice in the future. The integration is part of the strategic development of the Materials Services business area and for customers will represent a valuable addition to the processing services and distribution activities of the Service Center group.

Tailored aluminum and nonferrous metals from Wörth will add to the diverse range of the company, which already processes almost two million metric tons of stainless and carbon steel per year. The new product portfolio will enable customers to obtain all services from a single source in the future.

“As a multi-material supplier, in addition to carbon flat steels we can now supply tailored aluminum and nonferrous metal products as further materials for the manufacture of high-potential products such as electric cars. And our broad network of sites from Portugal to Hungary means we are close to customers throughout Europe,” says Marcus Wöhl, CEO of thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe.

The processing specialists for aluminum and nonferrous metals in Wörth hold a leading position on the European market. They operate six slitting lines and two cut-to-length lines producing up to 45,000 metric tons of slit strip and blanks per year: Slit strip is produced in thicknesses of 0.3 to 5 mm and widths from 330 to 1,600 mm. The cut-to-length lines meet precise customer requirements in thicknesses from 0.5 to 5 mm, widths up to 2,100 mm and lengths up to 10,500 mm.

In addition to aluminum, the product range includes high-quality copper, brass and bronze, enabling the company to offer a broad range of materials for the diverse requirements of customers from the automotive, components and electrical segments and discerning users from the industrial, construction and facade sectors.

About thyssenkrupp Materials Services:

With around 480 locations in over 40 countries, the Materials Services business area specializes in materials distribution, logistics and services, the provision of technical services as well as services for industrial plants and steel mills. In addition to rolled steel, stainless steel, tubes and pipes, nonferrous metals, specialty materials and plastics, Materials Services also offers services from processing and logistics to warehouse and inventory management through to supply chain and project management.

About thyssenkrupp:

thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods and service businesses. Over 156,000 employees in nearly 80 countries work with passion and technological know-how to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2015/2016 thyssenkrupp generated sales of around €39 billion.

Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for current and future challenges in their respective industries. With our engineering expertise we enable our customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost- and resource-friendly way. Our technologies and innovations are the key to meeting diverse customer and market requirements around the world, growing on the markets of the future, and generating strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.