HISTORY

We can do raw materials – for more than 100 years.

Our history

THE LAST DECADE

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2021

Founding of the pektogram corporate venture

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2020

Preparation of the new Road2024#PLUS corporate strategy, and acquisition of a majority share in Mineralmahlwerk Hamm.

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2015

100 years of Possehl Erzkontor GmbH

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2014

Acquisition of 100% of the partnership shares by CREMER in Hamburg.

Our history

INTO THE 2000S

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THE 2000S

Founding of PE North America, PE Argentina und PE do Brasil, opening of offices in Venice and Johannesburg.

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DEVELOPMENTS THROUGH THE 90S

The first local contacts in China during the final years of Moa’s rule, founding of offices in Hong Kong, Paris, Beijing, Ekaterinburg, Bratislava, and Dalian, acquisition of processing company Mineralmahlwerk C. Welsch GmbH.

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THE BEGINNINGS

Emil Possehl started trading in ores in 1893. hen the new Thomas process appeared he quickly realized the importance of phosphorous iron ore from Sweden. He acquired shares in Scandinavian blast furnace and mining companies (ore, pyrites, chalcopyrite); by 1898 his own ships were carrying ore from the ports of Luleå, Sweden and Narvik, Norway. This made Possehl one of Europe’s most important ore agents. His purchase guarantees were a major factor spurring construction of the Ofot railway in Norway (1896-1903). In 1915 Nordisches Erzkontor GmbH was founded.