Germany: ThyssenKrupp has decided not to sell the cement division of its subsidiary ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions after failing to receive a ‘convincing’ offer. The Handelsblatt newspaper has reported that the group is still exploring options for individual subsidiaries under its restructuring programme. It reportedly aims to establish a looser group structure under which individual units enjoy a high degree of independence.
The Germany-based engineering company stared to try and sell the various division of its plant-building business in 2020. However, the source quoted by Handelsblatt also says that orders in ThyssenKrupp’s current financial year, since October 2020, have been recovering, with a several new projects. Separately, Denmark-based FLSmidth said in mid-January 2021 that it had entered into non-binding negotiations with ThyssenKrupp over the possible acquisition of its mining business.