Outokumpu divests its share in the Fischer Mexicana

Outokumpu has signed an agreement with F.E.R. Fischer Edelstahlrohre regarding fischer Mexicana S.A. DE C.V, the joint venture between these two companies, whereupon Outokumpu will divest to Fischer its 50% stake in the joint venture for USD 63 M. Outokumpu’s own operations in Mexico remain unchanged.

Founded in 1998, the joint venture was originally formed by ThyssenKrupp Mexinox and Fischer.

Mika Seitovirta, Outokumpu CEO, said: “As a joint venture, Fischer Mexicana has served its purpose well. However, as the tubular products of this joint venture are not at the core of our current business, we wanted to seize the opportunity to sell our share in the company and thereby contribute to our debt reduction efforts. Fischer remains a valued, long-standing customer that we will continue to serve with strong commitment. ”

Outokumpu’s presence across the Americas includes integrated stainless steel mill in Calvert, Alabama, and a cold rolling mill in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

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