History

150 years' evolution toward a greener future

Outotec has its roots in the history of many widely known corporations, such as Outokumpu, Metallgesellschaft, Lurgi, Klöckner-Humboldt-Deutz and Boliden. The earliest roots lie in the central Europe and the German mining and metals industry in mid-19th century.

Outotec's strong market position and technology leadership are based on the knowledge and experience derived from the operations of two major mining and metals companies: on the know-how based on the company's historic position as a part of the Outokumpu Group, particularly during the period when mining and metallurgy formed a key part of the operations of Outokumpu and it spent substantial resources on creating related technologies, as well as on the know-how of former Lurgi Metallurgie GmbH, originating from Metallgesellschaft AG.

 Outotec history timeline

 

In October 2006 the company was separated from its former parent Outokumpu and listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange and changed its name to Outotec a year later.

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