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ArcelorMittal, S.A.
Société Anonyme
Traded as Euronext: MT
Industry Steel
Predecessor Arcelor
Mittal Steel Company
Founded 2006 (2006)
Headquarters 19, Avenue de la Liberté, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Area served
Key people
Lakshmi Mittal
(Chairman and CEO)
Aditya Mittal
Products Finished, semi-finished, long and flat products, such as slabs, hot-rolled coil, cold-rolled coil, coated steel products, tinplate and heavy plate, as well as billets, blooms, rebars, wire rod, sections, rails, sheet piles and drawn wire
Revenue US$ 79.28 billion (2014)[1]
US$ 3.034 billion (2014)[1]
Profit US$ -1.086 billion (2014)[1]
Total assets US$ 99.179 billion (2014)[1]
Total equity US$ 42.086 billion (2014)[1]
Number of employees
222,000 (2014)[1]
Website .com.arcelormittalwww

ArcelorMittal S.A. (French pronunciation: ​) is a multinational steel manufacturing corporation headquartered in Avenue de la Liberté, Luxembourg. It was formed in 2006 from the takeover and merger of Arcelor by Mittal Steel. ArcelorMittal is the world's largest steel producer, with an annual crude steel production of 98.1 million tons as of 2014.[2] It is ranked 91st in the 2013 Fortune Global 500 ranking of the world's biggest corporations.[3]


  • History 1
    • Plant closings and scale backs 1.1
    • Price fixing convictions 1.2
    • Arbitration agreement for reneging on contract with Senegal 1.3
    • Other history 1.4
  • Company structure and subsidiaries 2
    • Headquarters 2.1
    • Employees 2.2
  • Major plant locations 3
    • Joint ventures (with Nippon Steel) 3.1
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


ArcelorMittal was created by the takeover of Western European steel maker Arcelor (Spain, France, and Luxembourg) by Indian-owned multinational steel maker Mittal Steel in 2006, at a cost of €40.37 per share, approximately $33 billion total. Mittal Steel launched a hostile takeover bid which replaced a previous planned merger between Arcelor and Severstal, which had lacked sufficient shareholder approval. The resulting merged business was named ArcelorMittal and is headquartered in Luxembourg.[4][5]

The resulting firm produced approximately 10% of the world's steel, and was by far the world's largest steel company. Total revenues in 2007 were $105 billion.[6][7] In October 2008, the market capitalisation of ArcelorMittal was over $30 billion.[8]

Plant closings and scale backs

In December 2008, ArcelorMittal announced several plant closings, including the Bethlehem Steel plant in Lackawanna, New York, and LTV Steel in Hennepin, Illinois. After purchase of Kryvorizhstal, Ukraine's largest steel producer, employment was scaled back from 57,000 employees to 30,000.

Price fixing convictions

The firm was part of a 17 steel member groups nicknamed "Club Zürich" that later became known as "Club Europe". During 18 years, the companies fixed the market, prices, and exchanged confidential corporate information. According to Joaquín Almunia, a European Union Commission Vice-President, "It is amazing how such a significant number of companies abused nearly the entire European construction market for such a long time and for such a vital product. This was almost as if they were acting in a planned economy."[9] Fines were particularly high for the firm owing to two prior convictions.

Arbitration agreement for reneging on contract with Senegal

The firm entered into a $2.2 billion contract to develop an iron ore deposit in Senegal. This included construction of a 750 km (466 mi) railway line. After stalling on the contract and failing to build according to schedule the Government of Senegal sued. In June 2014, the International Chamber of Commerce's arbitration court in Paris awarded Senegal $150 million.[10]

Other history

On 26 January 2011, the Stainless steel division split off as a new company, Aperam.

In 2012 the company had $22 billion of debt.[11] As of 2012, due to overcapacity and reduced demand in Europe it had idled 9 of 25 blast furnaces;[11] in October 2012 it permanently shut down two blast furnaces at Florange, France.[12]

On October 31, 2012, the company reported a third-quarter loss of $709 million as compared to a $659 million profit for the same period a year ago, citing the slow down in China's economy.[13]

In January 2013, ArcelorMittal bid $1.5 billion to acquire ThyssenKrupp AG's rolling mill in Calvert, Alabama, United States.[14] The joint venture with Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation was finalized in February 2014.[15]

In September 2013, the government of Senegal won a court case before an international tribunal to rescind a $2.2 billion deal with ArcelorMittal after the company suspended work on an iron ore mine in the country.[16]

In May, 2014, ArcelorMittal, citing economic self-interest, declared its opposition to sanctions on Russia.[17]

Company structure and subsidiaries

Lakshmi Mittal (owner of Mittal Steel) is the chairman and CEO. His family owns 40% of the shares and voting shares in the company.[18]


Headquarters of ArcelorMittal in Luxemburg city
ArcelorMittal Ostrava.

The head office of ArcelorMittal is in Luxembourg City. The building was the head office of Arbed before that company merged with Aceralia and Usinor.[19]


As of 31 December 2013, the company employed over 232,000 people, of which 37% were in the EU, with a further 16% in non-EU European countries, 17% in Asia, 16% in North America, the remainder split between South America and the Middle East and Africa.[20] ArcelorMittal is also Luxembourg's largest private employer. At the beginning of 2014, it employed 4,600 employees in the Grand Duchy.[21]

Major plant locations

Joint ventures (with Nippon Steel)

  • New Carlisle, Indiana, USA (built 1991)[22]
  • AM/NS Calvert. Formerly named ThyssenKrupp Steel USA and located in Calvert, Alabama, the facility was purchased from ThyssenKrupp through a 50/50 joint partnership with Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp in February 2014 for $1.5 billion and renamed AM/NS Calvert.[23] A greenfield construction project which began in 2007, the facility began operation in 2010 and has a production capacity of 5.3 million tons and includes a hot strip mill, cold roll mill and 4 coating lines. Products from the facility are marketed in the NAFTA region through managing partner ArcelorMittal.[24]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f "4Q 2012 and FY 2012 Results" (PDF). ArcelorMittal. 6 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Top steel-producing companies 2012".  
  3. ^ "91. ArcelorMittal", GLOBAL 500 - Our annual ranking of the world's largest corporations (CNN) 
  4. ^ Kanter, James; Timmons, Heather; Giridharadas, Anand (25 June 2006), Arcelor agrees to Mittal takeover, New York Times 
  5. ^ Lenard, David M. (7 June 2006), "Arcelor Mittal: The dawn of a steel giant", (Asia Times Online) 
  6. ^ Steel firm opts for Mittal offer, BBC News, 25 June 2006 
  7. ^ De Smedt, Seraf; Van Hoey, Michel (February 2008), "Integrating steel giants: An interview with the ArcelorMittal postmerger managers", 
  8. ^ "Yahoo Finance: ArcelorMittal, (". Archived from the original on 27 October 2008. 
  9. ^ Antitrust: Commission fines prestressing steel producers € 269 million for two-decades long price-fixing and market-sharing cartel, European Commission Press Release, date=4 April 2011
  10. ^ UPDATE 1-Senegal to receive $150 mln in damages from ArcelorMittal, journal=Reuters, date=June 6, 2014, authors Diadie Ba in Dakar and Silvia Antonioli in London; Writing by Bate Felix; Editing by Daniel Flynn)
  11. ^ a b Reed, Stanley (25 July 2012), A Global Steel Giant Scales Back, New York Times 
  12. ^ Kessler, Vincent (1 October 2012), "ArcelorMittal confirms French furnace closures", 
  13. ^ "Steelmaker ArcelorMittal Posts $709M 3Q Loss.". The New York Times. 
  14. ^ Reuters (17 January 2013). "ArcelorMittal bids $1.5 billion for ThyssenKrupp's Alabama plant". Reuters. 
  15. ^ Finch II, Michael (26 February 2014). "Sale of ThyssenKrupp Steel USA clears all regulatory approval".  
  16. ^ Senegal wins court case against Arcelor Mittal -government, International:  
  17. ^ ArcelorMittal Opposes Western Sanctions Against Russia,  
  18. ^ Shareholding structure, ArcelorMittal, retrieved 5 October 2012, The following table sets forth information on 30 September 2012 with respect to the beneficial ownership and voting rights of ArcelorMittal shares 
  19. ^ Arcelor-Mittal : un siège au Luxembourg (in French), Le Journal du Net, retrieved 5 October 2012 
  20. ^ ArcelorMittal annual review 2013, ArcelorMittal, Allocation of employees at December 31, 2013 according to geographical location 
  21. ^ "Les plus gros employeurs du Luxembourg sont...", (in French), 2 July 2014 
  22. ^ "ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel Corporation Announce $240 million Expansion at I/N Kote in New Carlisle, Indiana".  
  23. ^ Finch II, Michael (26 February 2014). "Sale of ThyssenKrupp Steel USA clears all regulatory approval".  
  24. ^ "ArcelorMittal AM/NS Calvert Webpage". 

External links

  • Official website
  • official website germany
  • official website luxembourg
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