History

Progress fuelled by tradition.

Die thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe GmbH: one of the best examples of continuous growth and corporate success. And a symbol for premium quality and perfect service - many far-sighted decisions and the history of important predecessor companies have contributed to this over six decades.

1949

It begins with the founding of the family company Karl Jüngel GmbH & Co. KG, then based in Cologne-Mülheim. In the mid 60s, this develops into one of Germany’s first service centers (now the Leverkusen branch).

1971

Foundation of the company Eisen- und Stahlhandel, Mannheim warehouse and renaming in 1987 to Thyssen Schulte GmbH, Stahl-Service-Center Mannheim (now the Mannheim branch).

1989

Internationalization milestones are reached with the integration of a 50% interest in Thyssen Ros Casares.

1991

A 50% interest is acquired in the Service-Center Radebeul (now the Radebeul branch).

1994

The decisive year: within the former Thyssen AG, Thyssen Stahl-Service-Center GmbH is formed through the merger of the three service centers in Leverkusen, Mannheim and Bochum. An entirely new service provider joins the market with direct access to the experience and expertise of established steel specialists right from the start.

1997

The service center unit of the cold rolling firm Rötzel is integrated (former Breyell branch). A 49.75% interest is acquired in ThyssenKrupp Maßblech GmbH in Duisburg.The merger of the flat steel units of Thyssen and Hoesch-Krupp leads to the 100% integration of Radebeul.

1999

A 74.9% interest is acquired in Herzog Coilex GmbH in Stuttgart. Acquisition of the French steel service centers Coste and Laminoirs et Ateliers de Jeumont (now thyssenkrupp Materials France) - the next important expansion step on the Western European market.

2002

The name is changed to ThyssenKrupp Stahl-Service-Center GmbH.

2007

Launching of the Polish subsidiary thyssenkrupp Stal Serwis Polska (now thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe Sp. z o.o.) drives forward the development of the Eastern European market.

2009

Expansion and re-establishing of the Group with holdings in Spain and Portugal.

2010

Consolidation of the West German plants at the new center in Krefeld.

2011

Industry unit opened at Leverkusen.

2013

The trading company Hövelmann integrated into our group.

2014

New plant of ThyssenKrupp Stahlkontor extends the cutting-to-length lineup at the Krefelder location with thicknesses of up to 16 mm. Share increase in our subsidiary Herzog Coilex GmbH to 100 percent.

2015

The former Herzog Coilex GmbH merges with Stahl-Service-Center GmbH to become Stuttgart branch.

2016

Acquisition of the Hungarian processing center in Győr, and also the stainless steel service center in Willich, as well as the former investee company Thyssen Ros Casares S.A. in southeastern Spain.

Renaming of company group into thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe.

2017

Relocation of the activities of the Breyell and Gelsenkirchen sites to the locations in Krefeld, Leverkusen and Willich.

In the course of the integration of thyssenkrupp Metallcenter into the company group as the new Wörth branch the portfolio was complemented by the products Aluminum and NF-metals.

Progress fuelled by tradition.

thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe GmbH: one of the best examples of continuous growth and corporate success. And a symbol for premium quality and perfect service - many far-sighted decisions and the history of important predecessor companies have contributed to this over six decades.