World champions visit CSA in Rio

Employees at ThyssenKrupp’s steel mill in Santa Cruz near Rio de Janeiro welcomed athletes from Germany.

Germany’s under-19 rowing team – including coaches a 77-strong group – paid a visit to ThyssenKrupp CSA during the recent world junior rowing championships, a trial run for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. The rowers, who amassed 11 medals at the championships, were welcomed by CFO Sebastian Schulte, himself a rower who competed at the 2004 Olympics in Athens and won several world championships as part of the German men’s eight.

Wearing the prescribed personal protective equipment despite the summer heat, the athletes were able to watch the entire slab production process. They ended their visit by posing for a souvenir photo next to the first ever slab produced at CSA on September 7, 2010.

Visitors welcome

The mill is currently running a program under which it opens its doors on weekdays to registered groups of visitors such as students or members of organizations. And once a month employees can bring their families along to learn about the production process at CSA and the importance of steel in our daily lives. In 2014 there were 2,500 visitors, by the end of 2015 it will be around 3,500.