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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 business area 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 Industrial Solutions 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.

Keg lids and bottoms made of tinplate
Highest quality tin-coated black-plate – necessary for the production of keg lids and bottoms.

Product overview food & beverage

Materials Services
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Rolled steel
Rolled steel

thyssenkrupp is not just a world-leading materials distributor, but it also offers tailored logistics solutions and custom processing services. The product range includes carbon steel, stainless steel, nonferrous metals and plastics in virtually all shapes, grades, and sizes. In total around 150,000 articles are available. In addition to wide-ranging materials and services, thyssenkrupp offers end-to-end warehouse and inventory management solutions, as well as customized supply chain solutions. With AST in Italy, the Group also boasts one of Europe’s leading stainless steel flat product manufacturers.

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Stainless steel
Stainless steel

thyssenkrupp is not just a world-leading materials distributor, but it also offers tailored logistics solutions and custom processing services. The product range includes carbon steel, stainless steel, nonferrous metals and plastics in virtually all shapes, grades, and sizes. In total around 150,000 articles are available. In addition to wide-ranging materials and services, thyssenkrupp offers end-to-end warehouse and inventory management solutions, as well as customized supply chain solutions. With AST in Italy, the Group also boasts one of Europe’s leading stainless steel flat product manufacturers.

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Nonferrous metals
Nonferrous metals

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.

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Plastics
Plastics

thyssenkrupp is not just a world-leading materials distributor, but it also offers tailored logistics solutions and custom processing services. The product range includes carbon steel, stainless steel, nonferrous metals, and plastics in virtually all shapes, grades, and sizes. In total around 150,000 articles are available. In addition to wide-ranging materials and services, thyssenkrupp offers end-to-end inventory management, as well as customized supply chain solutions.

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Materials services (processing)
Materials services (processing)

In its worldwide service centers and branches, thyssenkrupp has extensive processing capabilities, including slitting, shearing, plasma and laser cutting, sawing, drilling, milling, and coating. Materials can also be supplied with TÜV certificates on request.

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Logistics services
Logistics services

As a leading materials distributor, thyssenkrupp offers its customers sophisticated warehousing and logistics services, including end-to-end inventory management and customized supply chain solutions.

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Metals
Metals

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.

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Alloys
Alloys

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.

Steel Europe
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Packaging steel
Packaging steel

As a world leading manufacturer of packaging steel, thyssenkrupp produces tin-coated, chromium-coated and uncoated blackplate in thicknesses of 0.100 to 0.499 mm in its Rasselstein product range. Depending on customer requirements, the product Thinplate®, an even thinner high-end material but with the same properties, can additionally be painted or film-laminated. Our premium tinplate is used for example for the packaging of food, beverages, and chemical/technical products. Increasingly the material is also being employed in the construction, automobile and electronics sectors.

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