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All, 2014-10-01, 11:15 AM

thyssenkrupp combines capabilities in plant technology

Perth, 1 October, 2014 – thyssenkrupp in Australia, part of one of the world’s leading engineering and construction companies, is strengthening its plant technology capabilities by integrating Uhde Shedden, Polysius and thyssenkrupp Materials Handling to become thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (Australia).

thyssenkrupp is strengthening its plant technology business to better service market opportunities. This merger capitalises technological knowhow and unique engineering, design and construction services in chemical, petrochemical and industrial plants with expertise in bulk materials handling and minerals processing.

Dr. Hans Christoph Atzpodien, CEO of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions: “Combining the strengths of our three successful long-standing plant technology companies and acting as one company on the global stage in the future will increase our impact particularly in the growth regions and enable us to carry out projects worldwide on a whole new scale.”

Australian operations are strengthened through bundling of EPC, delivery and service in hubs in Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane. This provides a greater ability to manage additional projects with a stronger focus on local requirements.

Marc van den Boom, CEO of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (Asia-Pacific): “The integration and regionalisation of our plant technology business is an important element of our transition into a diversified industrial group. This area offers great potential, which we can service optimally with thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions as a global, integrated engineering and construction company.”

Editors Note:

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (TKIS) covers 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 recognisable brands of Uhde and Polysius will be retained as product names.

With over 5.6 billion euros in sales in fiscal year 2012/2013 and around 19,000 employees, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions ranks among the world’s leading plant technology companies and holds top three positions in key market segments. The company offers its customers engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) as well as associated services from a single source. It has decades of experience gained in building more than 5,000 plants. With highly efficient chemical, refinery, cement and other industrial plants as well as equipment for open-pit mining, ore processing and port handling, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions enables its customers to meet increasing worldwide demand for more energy, raw materials and capital goods in a better resource-friendly way.

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