Plant Technology Business End of an Era: Thyssen Krupp combines Plant Technology

Editor: Wolfgang Geisler

After nearly a decade in plant engineering, the name Uhde ceases to exist: Uhde's Mother company Thyssen Krupp is strengthening its plant technology business by combining its plant technology companies under the roof of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions.

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As part of its strategic way forward, ThyssenKrupp is strengthening its plant technology business. To better serve the markets the previously separate plant technology companies of the group are being combined under the roof of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions. The merger of ThyssenKrupp Uhde and ThyssenKrupp Resource Technologies (created from ThyssenKrupp Polysius and ThyssenKrupp Fördertechnik) with ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions is now an important milestone in the integration process.

With over EUR 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. The company offers engineering, procurement and construction as well as associated services from a single source and has decades of experience gained in building more than 5000 plants.

One Company to Serve Them All

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 Resource 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. To support the global 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.