International engineering firm gives boost to Midlands Engine


A major international engineering firm has thrown its support behind the government’s Midlands Engine strategy, making the West Midlands the focus of its UK growth with a new national HQ.

thyssenkrupp AG, which operates in over 80 countries and employs approximately 160,000 people worldwide, has chosen Solihull as the base for its operations in Britain.

The firm’s UK head office will co-ordinate its existing operations across the country in industries including materials, steel and aerospace and will be overseeing business operations which employ more than 2000 people across the UK, including a further 350 at sites in Cradley Heath, Tyseley and central Birmingham.