Once upon a time there was a mystic hill…

‘Outokumpu’ is a Finnish word that translates roughly as ‘mystic hill’. It is also the name of a town in Eastern Finland where rich copper ore deposits were discovered in 1910.

Outokumpu has a rich tradition in metals, and the company has been instrumental in developing the stainless steel industry into what it is today. Indeed the Group’s history is as old as that of stainless steel itself, dating back a century to Germany and the UK where stainless steel was invented more or less simultaneously in the beginning of the 1900s. Some years later, duplex stainless steel was invented in Sweden. The early research in these three countries marked the beginnings of Outokumpu’s stainless steel business.

Over the years Outokumpu has evolved from a mining and multi-metal company into the global leader in stainless steel. Outokumpu as it is known today was formed through the acquisition of Avesta Sheffield in 2001 and Inoxum, the stainless steel arm of ThyssenKrupp, in 2012.

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Building and infrastructure

Landmark buildings and bridges make a statement. When they’re built of stainless steel, that statement reflects an enduring legacy – a legacy of timeless beauty, exceptional strength and unmatched durability.

Façade

Building façade material selection is critically important. The material must be visually appealing, low maintenance and impervious to weather and pollution.

Supra

The Supra range contains stainless steel products designed for highly corrosive environments. Outokumpu Supra range stainless steels have a good resistance to uniform corrosion in many organic and inorganic chemicals. The addition of molybdenum enhances the alloy’s corrosion resistance in many acidic environments.

Deco

There is a wide variety of surface finishes available for our stainless steel products. Decorative cladding that perfectly matches the architect’s vision. Functional and decorative surfaces for elevators and other indoor spaces. 

Sustainability

Outokumpu's four value propositions: recycling maximized, nothing to hide, pays for itself and indispensability showcase Outokumpu's strengths, which answer to key sustainability needs. By selecting Outokumpu's stainless steel, our customers also benefit from these in their own sustainability efforts.