How we are organized

Organization and management

Outokumpu has three business areas – Europe, the Americas, and Ferrochrome. Our business areas are organized so that Europe and the Americas include both coil and plate stainless steel operations in their market area, while Ferrochrome focuses on the chrome mine and ferrochrome operations. Our business areas are also our reporting segments, and they are represented in our management team. The Outokumpu Leadership Team also comprises heads of Finance, Human Resources and Technology & Sustainability.  

Our business areas

Europe

Europe is our biggest business area that covers about 60% of our sales and comprehensive product portfolio in commodity and specialty stainless steel grades for European, Middle-Eastern and African markets. We are clear market leader in Europe with 29% market share in cold-rolled stainless steel. We are known for our technical expertise and world-class mills in Finland, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden.

Americas

Starting with one of the most technically-advanced stainless steel mills in the region, our team in the Mexico and US builds on Outokumpu's legacy of steel making, adding its own expertise and growing product portfolio in austenic and ferritic stainless steel. We are the second largets stainless steel producer in the Americas, with a market share of approximately 24% (USCMA).

Ferrochrome

Outokumpu is the owner of the largest known chromite reserves in Europe: in our Kemi mine, we have the unique access to an essential raw material, as chrome is what makes steel stainless. Our Kemi mine and our ferrochrome production in Tornio, Finland, are an integral part of our operations and a clear competitive advantage to us. We consume majority of our ferrochrome internally at our own mills.

Other operations

Other operations comprise activities outside the three business areas and industrial holdings. Outokumpu also has discontinued operations after announcing a divestment of the majority of its Long Products business in July. 

Our management and governance

Leadership Team

Outokumpu Leadership Team is responsible for the efficient management of the Group's operations. Meet our Leadership Team members. 

Board of Directors

The general objective of the Board of Directors is to direct Outokumpu’s business and strategies in a manner that secures a significant and sustained increase in the value of the company for its shareholders. Meet the members of our Board of Directors. 

Governance and policies

Outokumpu  is a public limited liability company incorporated and domiciled in Finland. In our corporate governance and management, Outokumpu Oyj complies with Finnish legislation, the company's Articles of Association and the Corporate Governance Policy resolved and approved by our Board of Directors. Read more on our governance and check our policies. 

Updated on November 18, 2022.