Since its creation, the Klesch Group has grown to comprise three divisions with three operations supported by the Group functions.
We produce, market and sell steel and aluminium products
Our metals division, Klesch Metals, is involved in the production, marketing and sale of steel and aluminium products.
Klesch Metals owns and operates Klesch Aluminium Delfzijl (previously Tata Aldel), located in the Netherlands, which produces aluminium slabs and extrusion billets used in a broad range of industrial sectors including aviation, automobile and construction, and Leali Steel, located in Northern Italy, which is a prominent producer in the speciality steel market.
Klesch Metals employs around 400 professionals who have many years of experience and expertise in their fields.
We refine, market, trade and sell petroleum products and financial derivatives
The 500 employees in our oil division, Klesch Petroleum, are responsible for the refining, marketing, trading and physical sale of crude oil, feedstocks, petroleum and chemical products, as well as financial derivatives.
Klesch Petroleum owns and operates the Heide refinery located in Germany which was acquired from Shell in 2010.
Our traders procure the crude and feedstocks for the refinery and look at the best possible routes to market for its products. They also manage our natural gas exposures and carbon exposures.
The team’s expertise and extensive market knowledge enables us to maximize the sustainability and profitability of Klesch Petroleum through the use of financial and physical contracts in both traditional and niche market areas.
We invest in industrial businesses to create long-term value
We have a consistent record of 25 years of successful acquisitions including assets from Aegon, Alcan, Deutsche Telekom, Dynegy, Tata and Shell.
We have a targeted approach to investing in under-performing industrial commodities businesses to create value for the long term.
Leveraging our extensive operational expertise, we work closely with the management team and employees of our acquired businesses to optimise their full potential at every stage of the value chain, thus strengthening profitability and driving value.
We are active in looking to expand our activities in sectors and geographies focusing primarily on the oil & gas, chemicals, mining & metals, power, and pulp & paper sectors, and see our investments as long-term strategic initiatives with no exit horizon.