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thyssenkrupp in the UK

The link with thyssenkrupp and the UK dates back to the 1880’s, when Henschel and Sohn supplied 9 locomotives to the UK ; later in 1897 Dr C Otto & Comp (later Uhde) builds the first coke ovens in the UK. In 1913, Vulcaan Coal Company founds branch offices in the major coal trading cities Newcastle, Cardiff and Glasgow and by 1914 Representative offices of the Thyssen Group are located in Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Manchester.

In 1927 Dr C Otto & Comp builds 8 chamber furnaces for the production of gas for a power plant in London and later on in 1954 to 1957 Nordseewerke Emden builds a freight motor ship for the Phocean Ship Agency, London. In 1956 follow the construction of two bulk carriers for Nerdrum Shipping Ltd., London and 1957 two further freight ships for the Phocean Ship Agency. Dr C Otto and Comp. GmbH builds a slit splitting line for the Guernsey Gas Light Co. in 1959 and later in 1961 to 1970 another 10 catalytic splitting lines are supplied to gas plants in the UK. Krupp Kranbau supplies the largest crane of the time to Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast in 1969.

During the 70’s we see Nordseewerke Emden build 2 container ships and 4 motor bulk carriers for British contractors and also build 4 LPG tankers for P&0 Steam Navigation Comp., London. In the 80’s Blohm and Voss supplies a habitation module for an oil rig of Shell exploration and Thyssen Henschel supplies the worldwide largest scrap shear to Sheppard Waste Recovery. Krupp Polysius Ltd in Ascot builds a turn-key cement plant for Ketton Cement’s works in Stamford.

It was during the 90’s that Krupp hydraulic hammers for the extension of London’s Waterloo Station were used and it was in the mid 90’s that we see Thyssen Henschel supply 3 passenger boarding bridges to the airport London-Gatwck. Thyssen Lifts & Escalators equips the new shopping centre in Glasgow. The journey continues in 2004 when The Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland, built in 1882 with a length of 3m, is renovated by Palmers Limited (ThyssenKrupp Services).

The bridge is part of the ‘National Heritage’ of Great Britain. By 2013 ThyssenKrupp has much presence in the UK serving a wide range of engineering services and is generating a turnover of 1.5bn Euros in the UK. November 2015 the Solihull regional office is opened with the aim of ensuring collaboration across all thyssenkrupp subsidiaries in the UK. In January 2017 thyssenkrupp announces the complete acquisition of Atlas Elektronik UK.

Alfred Krupp
August Thyssen

thyssenkrupp and UK – our history

1881
Henschel & Sohn supplies 9 locomotives to UK.
1897
Dr. C. Otto & Comp. (later Uhde) builds the coke ovens in UK
1913
Vulcaan Coal Company founds branch offices in the major coal trading cities Newcastle, Cardiff and Glasgow
1914
Representative offices of the Thyssen Group are located in Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Manchester
1927
Dr. C. Otto & Comp. builds 8 chamber furnaces for the production of gas for a power plant in London
1954/57
Nordseewerke Emden build a freight motor ship for the Phocean Ship Agency, London. In 1956 follow two bulk carriers for Nerdrum Shipping Ltd., London and 1957 two further freight ships for the Phocean Ship Agency
1959
Dr. C. Otto & Comp. GmbH builds a slit splitting line for The Guernsey Gas Light Co. From 1961 to 1970 another 10 catalytic splitting lines are supplied to gas plants in UK
1968/69
Rheinstahl Nordseewerke Emden build 3 motor bulk carrier for the Phocean Ship Agency
1968/69
Blohm + Voss supplies the container ship “Moreton Bay“ to P & O Line, London
1969
Krupp Kranbau supplies the largest crane of the time with 140 m span, 7 m lifting range and 840 t capacity to Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast
1972/75
Nordseewerke Emden build two container ships and four motor bulk carriers for British contractors
1979
Nordseewerke Emden build four LPG tanker for P & O Steam Navigation Comp., London
1981
Blohm + Voss supplies a habitation module for an oil rig of Shell UK Exploration
1983
Thyssen Henschel supplies the worldwide largest scrap shear to Sheppard Waste Recovery
1984
Krupp Polysius Ltd., Ascot builds a turn-key cement plant for Ketton Cement‘s works in Stamford
1991
Use of Krupp hydraulic hammers for the extension of London‘s Waterloo-Station
1994
Thyssen Henschel supplies three passenger boarding bridges to the airport London-Gatwick
1999
Thyssen Lifts & Escalators equips the new shopping centre in Glasgow with five elevators and two escalators
2004
The Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland, built in 1882 with a length of 3 km, is renovated by Palmers Limited (ThyssenKrupp Services). The bridge is part of the "National Heritage" of Great Britain
2007
ThyssenKrupp Elevator equips the Royal London Hospital with 42 elevators, two of which are TWIN elevators
2007
ThyssenKrupp Services acquires the British Apollo Metals Group, thus expanding their service activities in the aerospace sector. The new, worldwide company with headquarters in Birmingham is ThyssenKrupp Aerospace
2013
ThyssenKrupp generates a turn-over of 1.5 bn € in UK
2015
UK Regional office opens in Solihull
2017
Atlas Elektronik is acquired fully by thyssenkrupp
2017
thyssenkrupp has over 2,000 employees in the UK
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