Stahl-Arbeiter im ThyssenKrupp-Werk Rothe Erde in Dortmund: Kündigungen nur als "ultima ratio"

Thyssenkrupp and Tata: EU officially bans steel fusion


Now it is official: The EU Commission bans a joint venture between the steel companies Thyssenkrupp and Tata Steel. The corporations had the project already canceled in Maybecause the rejection of the Brussels competition guardians had emerged.

The merger would have caused a restriction of competition and an increase in the prices of certain types of steel, the EU Commission said. The parties did not offer appropriate remedies to address the Commission's concerns.

The Essen Group Thyssenkrupp Show chart For years, he had been pursuing the plan of a steel joint venture with the Indian competitor Tata Steel and geared his corporate strategy towards it. The turnaround at the beginning of May has had a correspondingly serious impact: The Group announced the loss of thousands of jobs – even if the management is committed to this as far as possible without notice want to break down.

In connection with the failed steel merger, Thyssenkrupp had also canceled the planned allocation to one group each for materials and industrial goods. Meanwhile, the supervisory board has the Plans of the board approved for a realignment: The individual divisions should become more independent. For some business areas the group wants to seek new partners, for example, in the car components or plant engineering division.



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