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Historical Developments - Iron and Steel Sector

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The links below take site visitors to pages describing the corporate histories of the various iron and steel firms shown below in chronological order. We cover the world's top 40 steelmakers, plus a few other firms.

The history pages cover business origins; dates of company formation; significant mergers, acquisitions and divestments; joint ventures; major investments and facility closures; accidents; restructuring developments; changes of strategic direction; ownership changes; and other notable corporate milestones etc. Please contact us if you come across any material errors or chronological omissions. Thank you.

For further information on these or other steelmaking firms (including reports on their ownership, their plants and locations, their facilities, or on their product mix, market positioning or operating cost competitiveness) please contact us on the email address shown below.

Please note that all our history pages are updated regularly. Note also that the list of iron and steel firms above does expand over time, especially as new companies enter the top steelmaker rankings published every year by the World Steel Association (IISI, or worldsteel).

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