ThyssenKrupp AG

ThyssenKrupp AG

ThyssenKrupp AG

Date Founded



ThyssenKrupp Allee 1, Essen, 45143, DEU

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Metal Manufacturing & Products
Other Transportation
Management Consulting
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Other Manufacturing
Auto Parts & Tires

Company Description

ThyssenKrupp AG engages in the production of steel. It operates through the following segments: Components Technology, Elevator Technology, Industrial Solutions, Materials Services, Steel Europe, and Corporate. The Components Technology segment offers components for the automotive, construction, and engineering sectors as well as for the wind turbines. The Elevator Technology segment constructs and modernizes elevators, escalators, moving walks, stair and platform lifts, and passenger boarding bridges; and installation. The Industrial Solutions segment is an international supplier in special and large-scale plant construction as well as naval shipbuilding. The Materials Services segment distributes materials and provides complex technical services for the production and manufacturing sectors. The Steel Europe segment involves in the flat carbon steel activities such as materials solutions and finished parts. The Corporate segment refers to the head office; and the performance of processes in accounting, information technology, real estate and human resources, as well as special units for the management of the real estate operations. The company was founded on March 17, 1999 and is headquartered in Essen, Germany.

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Chief Executive & Financial Officer

Chief Executive Officer, Business Area Steel Europe

Chief Information Officer

Chief Executive Officer-Materials Services

Head, Personnel

Chief Executive Board-Components Technology

Legal & Compliance

Chief Executive Officer-Asia Pacific Region

Head of Corporate Function People Development & Executives Management

Supervisory Board

Former Chief Executive Officer at Henkel Corporation

ThyssenKrupp AG

Chief Executive Officer at Deutsche Lufthansa AG

Former Chief Executive Officer at HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG

Managing Director at Warburg Pincus LLC

Industrial Advisor at EQT Partners AB

Industrial Partner for Chemicals at Rantum Capital Management GmbH

Former Chief Executive Officer at The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc (Germany)

Partner & Director at Cevian Capital AG

Member-Administration Board at AKAFÖ Akademisches Förderungswerk A.ö.R.

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Ternium SA purchases Ternium Brasil Ltda from ThyssenKrupp AG resulting in a new company Ternium Brasil Ltda.

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ThyssenKrupp AG purchases ATLAS Elektronik GmbH from Airbus SE

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ThyssenKrupp AG, Ternium Brasil Ltda purchase Odebrecht Utilities SA /2 Subs from Odebrecht Utilities SA

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Advised onSanwa Holdings Corp. purchases Novoferm GmbH from ThyssenKrupp AG

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Advised onArcelorMittal SA, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. purchase Thyssenkrupp Steel USA LLC from ThyssenKrupp AG

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