09/30/2013, Duisburg


Duisburg, Germany, September 30, 2013 – Klöckner & Co will be represented for the first time ever at this year’s Blechexpo in Stuttgart – the only trade fair in the world that focuses on sheet processing and joining technology. The international steel and metal distributor Klöckner & Co will be showcasing its product and service portfolio in Hall 05, booth 5518 between November 05 and 08, 2013.

The exhibitors will be the German subsidiaries Becker Stahl-Service (BSS) and Klöckner Stahl- und Metallhandel (KSM) as well as Koenig Feinstahl from Switzerland. The trade fair appearance in Stuttgart is the first in this alliance. With the help of numerous multimedia applications, such as touch panels and video towers, the trade fair audience will be able to gain a more detailed insight into just how versatile Klöckner & Co’s product and service portfolio is in the field of flat products.

BSS, for instance, scores on the market with a permanent stock of around 200,000 tons of coils. At BSS, the primary products are produced using high-performance slitting and cut-to-length machines, plate shears as well as fully automatic cutting centers. Alongside coils, the range of services includes slit strips, rectangular plates, cut parts and trapezoid plates, as well as heavy plates and thin sheets available in all common fixed and special formats. As leading steel service center in Switzerland, Koenig Feinstahl also offers customizing services in the field of application advisory and processing. In addition to special products, it increasingly provides bespoke, customer-specific solutions for kanban and consignment warehouses.

KSM also delivers a broad spectrum of sheet processing services, such as individual constructions and large series runs of flame-cut parts in the area of autogenous and plasma cutting. All standardized thin sheets and heavy plates formats – also in the aluminum and stainless steel segment – are available and can be supplied directly from stock.

“On the basis of its high material availability, the product diversity and specialized processing solutions, Klöckner & Co’s presence at the Stuttgart Blechexpo shows that it ranks among the top performers in international steel and metal distribution,” explains Karsten Lork, Member of the Executive Board of Klöckner & Co SE for the European and Asian activities.

About Klöckner & Co:
Klöckner & Co is the largest producer-independent distributor of steel and metal products and one of the leading steel service center companies in the European and American markets combined. The core business of Klöckner & Co is the warehousing and distribution of steel and non-ferrous metals as well as the operation of steel service centers. Based on the Group's distribution and service network, more than 160,000 customers are supplied through around 230 locations in 15 countries. Currently Klöckner & Co employs around 10,000 employees. The Group had sales of around
€7.4 billion in fiscal 2012.

The shares of Klöckner & Co SE are admitted to trading on the regulated market segment (Regulierter Markt) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse) with further post-admission obligations (Prime Standard).
Klöckner & Co shares are listed in the MDAX®-Index of Deutsche Börse.

ISIN: DE000KC01000; WKN: KC0100; Common Code: 025808576.

Christian Pokropp – Press Spokesperson 
Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications 
Telephone: +49 (0) 203-307-2050
Fax: +49 (0) 203-307-5025
Email: christian.pokropp@kloeckner.com

Press Release 09/30/2013

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