Engineering and steel production company Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa this year celebrates 60 successful years of engineering excellence in Africa.

The company on Monday said this milestone was testament to the diversified industrial group’s enduring commitment to delivering premium-quality and holistic solutions to its customers.

The German multinational parent company Thyssenkrupp initially operated through an agent in South Africa, before cementing its African foothold in 1959 by establishing Krupp RSA, in Johannesburg and widening its footprint into neighbouring countries over time.

Following a merger between Thyssen and Krupp to form Thyssenkrupp, the South African company’s trading name changed to Thyssenkrupp Engineering in 1997.

In 2015, Uhde, Polysius and Materials Handling amalgamated to form Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa, which offers a full range of bulk materials handlingengineering, procurement and construction management services to sub-Saharan African mining and industries.

To help customers through service and after-sales excellence, Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa uses its service centre in Chloorkop, established in 2009.

Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions encompasses 60 years of local experience and over 200 years of global expertise which enables us to deliver innovative engineering solutions to our customers and to cultivate lifetime partnerships,” commented CEO Philipp Nellessen.

He attributed the company’s success to highly skilled employees, energy efficient and quality equipmenttechnology and solutions and the company’s customer-centric focus.

Through the company’s expert business units, minerals processingmaterials handling and process industries, Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions keeps in step with digital transformation, offering the latest technologies and innovations to industries including mining, power  petro-chemicalcement and agriculture.

In line with its drive to expand its presence in Africa and to get closer to customers, Thyssenkrupp has offices in MozambiqueMoroccoTanzania and Ghana.

Meanwhile, Thyssenkrupp’s passion for community development and empowerment resulted in the opening of a technical training academy, on site at its Chloorkop service centre, in Gauteng, in the fourth quarter of 2018.

The academy offers technical training programmes aimed at developing and upskilling exceptional candidates for Thyssenkrupp’s workshop and site team environments.

“Since its inauguration, the company has vastly developed, expanded and diversified and this is only possible thanks to the steadfast commitment of our highly-skilled employees,” concluded Nellessen.