thyssenkrupp in South America
thyssenkrupp has been well-established in South America for many years, and has maintained business relationships there since 1837. We currently employ around 13,500 people in the region. We generated sales of €1.8 billion on the continent in the 2014/15 fiscal year, or 4% of the Group’s total sales. We offer solutions for diverse industries in South America on the basis of our high-tech products and services: For example, the automobile, energy, infrastructure, mining, cement, construction, chemical, petrochemical, arms and steel industries. We operate 13 plants in Brazil as well as 4 Research and Development centers. That makes Brazil the country with the most extensive thyssenkrupp business operations outside of Germany. Thyssenkrupp is also present in Chile, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Panama and Guatemala. Our South America market region headquarters are in São Paulo, Brazil.