Outokumpu/Inoxum (M.6471) [Archived]

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Outokumpu/Inoxum (M.6471) [Archived]


ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the decision of 7 November 2012; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

OutlineEuropean Commission merger investigation into the planned acquisition by Outokumpu of Inoxum (Case M.6471)

PartiesOutokumpu and Inoxum

Outokumpu is a Finnish-based group that produces and distributes stainless steel products throughout the world.

Inoxum is the stainless steel division of the German company ThyssenKrupp AG. Inoxum produces and distributes stainless steel and high alloy products.

Market(s)Cold rolled stainless steel products.

Stainless steel is a steel alloy with a minimum content of 10.5% chromium and a maximum of 1.2% carbon. The addition

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