Jebsen & Jessen acquires three business units of the MPC group. The brand name Ferrostaal itself remains with the MPC group.
Mirroring the former structure at MPC / Ferrostaal prior to the acquisition, Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions GmbH and Jebsen & Jessen Metals GmbH operate under the holding company Jebsen & Jessen Trading GmbH.
While the three business units introduced below are very different in terms of products offered, services provided and maturity of the respective markets, they all have one thing in common: They are a strategic, long term oriented to their vendors and customers, offering a wide range of solutions throughout the entire value chain and along the supply chain in Germany and abroad.
Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions GmbH was founded in 2007 as a company of the former Ferrostaal AG in Essen. In the course of the takeover of the Ferrostaal Group by the MPC Group in 2013, the trading divisions of both groups were consolidated under the roof of the former Ferrostaal Trading GmbH, based in Hamburg.
Today's Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions GmbH is an independent sales and service partner offering innovative solutions in the fields of e-Mobility / Transportation and Financial Solutions.
“e-Mobility / Transportation”:
Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions GmbH has many years of expertise in the development of global transport solutions. In the railway sector the team has specialized in projects where a high degree of customizing is required to offer tailormade products and technical solutions for our customers. A market that has been neglected by the large OEMs (Siemens, Bombardier, Alstom or CAF) is the niche where we can offer innovative and exclusive solutions. Some examples from the past are the renovation of the historic Lisbon trams in Portugal, or special locomotives to operate in copper mines in Latin America under extreme conditions.
Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions, together with their Spanish partner, the bus manufacturer Irizar, offers comprehensive solutions to city bus operators. Irizar has developed a complete range of electric city buses and electric trucks.. Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions is the representative of Irizar e-Mobility in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Ferrostaal Financial Solutions (FFS) is a specialized service and solution provider for Structured Export Finance Transactions. The basic idea behind the business model is using export promotional tools (Export Credit Agencies – ECA who support trade from an individual country internationally) to provide very competitive financing to CAPEX projects in emerging markets.
FFS is sector independent and uses ECA financing for all investments which come to it’s attention and deems to be successful – which may range from Pharmaceutical Production based on German technology in the Indian subcontinent to Construction Equipment in the Gulf region or Food Processing Equipment with a variety of European suppliers involved in Latin America.
In addition to the consulting and structuring of ECA-covered financing, FFS accompanies the project as a general exporter by purchasing the entire equipment package selected by the customer and selling it under one contract for which the ECA-covered financing is granted. This way FFS links all parties involved and integrates various manufacturers and supplies and/or services into the structured financing. In many cases the involvement is the key factor in finding a financial solution for the customer and many projects could not have been realized without their support. This one-stop solution (sometimes accompanied by raw material financing) is also of advantage to other stakeholders like manufacturers, who are able to offer long term financing for their products or banks and financial advisors, who by involving FFS ensure the bankability of a financial structure.
The small team of experienced steel-trading professionals that is now Jebsen & Jessen Metals GmbH, previously Ferrostaal Metals GmbH, started working together more than a decade ago. With the invaluable support of the colleagues managing risk, finance, order administration and logistics, they are moving more than 400,000 tons of steel products and raw materials annually to cater to the needs of it’s customers. The foundation of it’s business is personal, deep rooted relationships with these customers and suppliers, that rely on the services an international steel trading company can offer in an ever changing market environment. As big as the volume may seem, they serve niches, with Canada being the core market.