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Egypt: Strong local presence, close to the customer

16 of 18 nitrogenous fertilizer plants in Egypt were built by Uhde.
thyssenkrupp Uhde fertilizer plants in Egypt


The success story of thyssenkrupp in Egypt begins as long ago as 1854: at that time Krupp supplied a cast-iron propeller for the yacht of King Said Pascha. 1875 saw the opening of Krupp's first office in Cairo. With the construction of the first nitric-acid plant in Upper Egypt in 1958, UHDE made a name for itself in the field of plant engineering-an initital project soon to be followed by many others.

tkIS Egypt is one of the subsidiaries of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, which knows as a leading contractor for Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning of Lump Sum Turn Key chemical plants. tkIS-Egypt was founded in 2004 primarily to expand the local presence and establish closer relationship to the customers in Egypt, Middle East and North Africa. Its continuously growing work-force was mostly trained in Germany and currently numbers over 225 highly skilled employees.

The year 2014 marked a turning point in the history and development of tkIS Egypt. A complete new vision was set to develop the company from a small service/engineering company to local EPC hub, capable of executing small and medium size EPC projects. The vision was to transfer the office to be self-sufficient, financially independent. The transformation process touched not only the structure and organization of the company, but also the mindset of our employees. Now the company can be considered as one of the successful tkIS global hubs capable of executing small and medium size EPC jobs as well as supporting Mega EPC projects of our group.

I look forward to driving tkIS Egypt to continue its Uhde/tkIS success story in Egypt and transform it into a strong regional hub serving the MENA region with its EPC capabilities for a sustainable industry of the future.

Andreas Beckers - tkIS Egypt CEO

Green ammonia in an early mega-project

“Green Ammonia” from hydropower as early as

1956: major contract for a nitrogenous fertilizer

plant at the Aswan Dam in Egypt – Uhde led the


Although we faced a lot of challenges during the global economic situation we managed to be in a good position contributing to the Egyptian economy. We worked hand in hand parallel with the public and private customers and took good care of our main stake holders, business partners and employees.

Walid Ahmed - tkIS Egypt CFO