"Tata Steel" IJmuiden Favorite Tip by pieter_jan_v
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Favorite thing: In 1918 the Dutch State, the counsil of Amsterdam and a group of private investors grounded the Koninklijke Nederlandse Hoogovens en Staalfabrieken (Hoogovens of KNHS).
The Netherlands wanted to make their own steel, so the Iron works construction works were started in 1920 at the North side of the Northsea canal at IJmuiden.
In 1924 the first mill was in operation, following by a second one in 1925.
Not only steel was made; other industries emerged, like the Bijproductenfabriek (gas and tar), Phoenix Steenfabriek (bricks), the Maatschappij tot Exploitatie van Kooksovengassen (gas and fertilizer), the Provinciaal Elektriciteitsbedrijf Noord-Holland (Power plant), the Cementfabriek IJmuiden (cement), Van Gelder Paper Industries (profiting from the heat) and Martin Staalfabriek (steel).
In 1999 the KNHS merged with British Steel and together they formed Corus.
Later there was a takeover by Tata Steel from India.
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