CEO REVIEWS THYSSENKRUPP’S 60 YEARS OF SUCCESS IN SOUTH AFRICA
The German multinational parent company Thyssenkrupp initially operated through an agent in South Africa, before cementing its African foothold in 1959 by establishing Krupp RSA, in Johannesburg and widening its footprint into neighbouring countries over time.
In 2015, Uhde, Polysius and Materials Handling amalgamated to form Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa, which offers a full range of bulk materials handling, engineering, procurement and construction management services to sub-Saharan African mining and industries.
“Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions encompasses 60 years of local experience and over 200 years of global expertise which enables us to deliver innovative engineering solutions to our customers and to cultivate lifetime partnerships,” commented CEO Philipp Nellessen.
Through the company’s expert business units, minerals processing, materials handling and process industries, Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions keeps in step with digital transformation, offering the latest technologies and innovations to industries including mining, power petro-chemical, cement and agriculture.
Meanwhile, Thyssenkrupp’s passion for community development and empowerment resulted in the opening of a technical training academy, on site at its Chloorkop service centre, in Gauteng, in the fourth quarter of 2018.
“Since its inauguration, the company has vastly developed, expanded and diversified and this is only possible thanks to the steadfast commitment of our highly-skilled employees,” concluded Nellessen. https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ceo-looks-back-on-thyssenkrupps-60-years-of-success-in-south-africa-2019-06-03