As a leading raw materials trading company, thyssenkrupp ensures just-in-time supplies to its customers worldwide. The product range includes coal, coke, special ores, alloys, metals, minerals, and industrial gases, as well as energy services. Outstanding knowledge of products and markets and close ties to leading producers and suppliers ensure security of supply. Our full-service offering includes advice on applications, as well as comprehensive quality management.
Food & beverages – form follows function
The requirements in the food and drink industry are as diverse as food and drink products themselves. Products today have to stand out – that’s the challenge.
Special products need special packaging – packaging that’s easy and convenient to open. And that’s where we come in. Demand for new opening systems is just as large as for ultrathin packaging steel that can guarantee stability and reduced weight.
That thyssenkrupp supplies optimum solutions for the food and drink industry is shown by our market position. The Steel Europe segment is one of the three biggest packaging steel producers in Europe. The Materials Services business area offers diverse materials for use in machinery for food production. And thyssenkrupp Uhde has developed a high-pressure process that gently makes food keep longer. We are also Germany’s only producer of tinplate, a material used in food, drink, aerosol, and paint cans.
We at thyssenkrupp are working intensely to reduce the thickness of packaging steel even further. A good example is Thinplate®, a high-end steel that combines lower thickness with consistently good material properties.
Our high-pressure pasteurization process helps food last longer – without the use of chemicals or additives. Vitamins and nutrients are retained. thyssenkrupp offers efficient solutions from process development to equipment manufacture and service.
All this makes us a strong, reliable partner to our customers in the food and drink industry. We support them with innovative materials and a comprehensive range of services.