Outokumpu divests its Aalten service center to Roba Holding
Outokumpu is divesting its plate service center in Aalten, the Netherlands to Roba Holding, which is a family-owned business located in the Netherlands and a supplier of steel, stainless steel, aluminium, recycled metal as well as non-ferrous metals.
Outokumpu continues to supply Aalten with plates produced at its Degerfors plate mill in Sweden as well as from other Outokumpu mills, even after the closing of the deal, which we estimate will take place in approximately 1-3 months.All the employees, management and operations in Aalten will be part of the deal and transfer to Roba Metals.
"Roba Metals is a familiar company to us at Aalten and surely our good relationship bodes well for joining our operations. Our products and services, as well as our contact peopleat Aalten, will remain the same going forward," says Eric Bartels, head of the Aalten PSC.
"Through this transaction, we are combining our forces with our customers, which makes sense and allows us to make our European operations the most profitable in Europe. The divestment does not affect our other coil and plate operations in Europe. We continue to work together, as Outokumpu continues to supply Aalten with plates produced at Outokumpu mill's," says Antti Maununiemi, VP, Corporate Finance & M&A at Outokumpu.