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Products and solutions, 2007-07-19, 11:09 AM

ThyssenKrupp Steel with new construction elements subsidiary in United Kingdom

ThyssenKrupp Bausysteme GmbH, a subsidiary of Germany’s largest steel producer ThyssenKrupp Steel, now has its own sales company for construction systems on the UK market. Trading under the name ThyssenKrupp Building Systems Ltd., the company is based in Birmingham and has an office in Glasgow. The company’s managing director is Iain McQuire.

ThyssenKrupp Building Systems Ltd. will sell the entire product range of ThyssenKrupp Bausysteme in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company was established in response to the size and strong growth of the market for steel construction elements in the United Kingdom. “In 2005 the market volume was around 600,000 tons, that’s about 60 million square meters of construction elements,” says building construction specialist Iain McQuire (61). “The United Kingdom is the biggest market for our products in Europe, and its growth rates of around 3.2 percent are also significantly above the EU average. As London is staging the Olympic Games in 2012, building activity in all areas of commercial building will receive a further strong boost over the next few years.”

ThyssenKrupp Bausysteme GmbH has been enjoying success on the UK market for several years. It has supplied materials, for example, for the airports of Gatwick, Luton and Glasgow. For the Lee Valley Park Velodrome in the east of London alone the company has delivered 12,000 square meters of trapezoidal profiles. The velodrome will be one of the first new buildings to be completed for the Olympic Games.

With three production sites in Germany and one in Austria, ThyssenKrupp Bausysteme manufactures steel sheet profiles as well as sandwich elements with a mineral wool or rigid polyurethane foam core. The company has already introduced numerous innovations which have set new standards in building with steel. Examples include the Hoesch Additive Floor, patented by ThyssenKrupp Bausysteme, for the simpler, faster and more cost-effective building of parking garages, or sandwich elements with a mineral wool core which are classified as non-combustible.

The company’s capabilities also include high-quality, innovative coating systems such as self-cleaning finishes using the Lotus effect. The latest product development is the bimodular sandwich element Hoesch Matrix, a facade element with a completely even joint pattern in both vertical and horizontal directions. With a mineral wool core, these elements permit clearly structured, harmonious facades which are particularly suitable for prestigious commercial and administra-tion buildings.

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