The Materials Processing Institute has played host to one of European’s largest steel producers as it looks to develop future links with global partners.
Professor Hans Ferkel, Dr Jens-Ulrik Becker and Dr Stefan Petry from the steel business of thyssenkrupp, the German multinational conglomerate, visited the Institute’s Middlesbrough campus for a tour of its facilities, as well as to discuss potential collaborative opportunities, given the transformation of the steel industry.
The visit, which was led by Chris McDonald, CEO of the Materials Processing Institute, included tours of the Institute’s specialist metals research laboratories and pilot plant facilities.
The thyssenkrupp group currently employs in excess of 150,000 employees and operates throughout 80 countries.
Chris McDonald, CEO of the Materials Processing Institute, said: “We have enjoyed longstanding working relationships with many of the world’s leading steel producers, and this latest visit highlights our intentions to engage with and support industry leaders with our expertise. It was a huge honour to welcome thyssenkruppto our facilities, as we look to develop international ties and collaborative opportunities with global partners, as the industry, as a whole, transforms.
“It is through continued investment in our capability and facility that has allowed us to be at the forefront of technological advances and improvements in the metallurgy sectors, which has allowed us to develop relations with industry leads, such as thyssenkrupp.”