Our History

Born out of steel.

ThyssenKrupp is the result of a merger of two German steel companies: Thyssen AG, founded in 1891, and >Krupp, founded in 1811. The two companies combined their expertise and experience in the steel industry in order to offer a wider range of products for the automotive, elevator, escalator, material trading and industrial services industries.

Today, thyssenkrupp Elevator is the largest producer of elevators in the Americas, with more than 13,500 employees, more than 200 branch and service locations, and sales of more than $2.7 billion. thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas oversees all business for operations in the United States, Canada and Central and South America. It is a subsidiary of thyssenkrupp Elevator AG.

thyssenkrupp companies in North America offer a range of products and services, including premium carbon steel; high-performance alloys; automotive components and systems; elevators, escalators, moving walks and passenger boarding bridges; and material trading, logistical and industrial services.