Outotec launches history book "150 years' evolution toward a greener future - the Outotec story"

Monday, 10. October 2016 09:00

OUTOTEC OYJ PRESS RELEASE, OCTOBER 10, 2016 AT 10.00 AM

Outotec launches history book "150 years' evolution toward a greener future - the Outotec story"

Outotec has published a book that tracks the development of the mining and metal industries, engineering science and technology sales from mid 19th century to 2010. The history of Outotec is intertwined with this development.

The book was researched and written by Dr Panu Nykänen. Panu Nykänen is a historian who specializes in history of technology and industry. He comments: "I found it highly enjoyable to study the key factors that contributed to the development of the mining and metal industries through world wars to today, including politics, technology research and education as well as rising environmental awareness. Outotec is part of the economic history of the era of industrialization in Europe."

Outotec has its roots in the history of many widely known corporations, such as Outokumpu, Metallgesellschaft, Lurgi Metallurgie, Klöckner-Humboldt-Deutz, and Boliden. The book traces the development of the technology sales business of Outokumpu and Metallgesellschaft and looks at why and how Outotec became an independent company in 2006.

"We were keen to have the company history documented before Outotec's tenth anniversary, which we celebrate today with our employees all over the world. In the beginning of the 20th century, a key objective in the industry development was repairing the damage and the detrimental social effects caused by industrialization, whereas today, sustainability has become a necessity in industrial operation. We are proud of our heritage as pioneers in developing resource-efficient, environmentally sound and socially accepted solutions for the utilization of natural resources", says Dr Kari Knuutila, Chief Technology Officer of Outotec.

The book is available in English language from communications@outotec.com.

For further information please contact:

OUTOTEC

Eila Paatela, Vice President - Corporate Communications
tel. +358 20 529 2004, +358 400 817198

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