Denmark/Germany: FLSmidth has agreed to buy ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions’ mining business (TK Mining) for Euro325m. FLSmidth says it hopes that the acquisition will allow it to create a global mining technology provider with operations from pit to plant. The purchase is also expected to benefit FLSmidth’s aftermarket business. The transaction is expected to complete in the second half of 2022 and it will be subject to approval by competition authorities.
TK Mining is a supplier of solutions for mining systems, material handling, mineral processing and services. It is present in 24 countries with engineering and global service centres, and has close to 3400 employees. In 2020 it reported sales of around Euro780m with around one-third deriving from services.
“TK Mining and FLSmidth are a perfect match, and I am proud to announce this agreement to join forces. This is a truly transformational deal allowing us to accelerate our growth ambitions in mining by creating a stronger talent pool and one of the world’s largest and strongest suppliers to the mining industry. Our complementary customer base and improved geographic coverage will offer a strong value proposition to our customers. There is a significant opportunity in transforming TK Mining towards FLSmidth’s business mix and model in which higher margin service business makes up about 60% of revenue. I look forward to welcoming TK Mining’s management team and talented staff to our organisation,” said Thomas Schulz, group chief executive officer of FLSmidth.