The KHW Group was founded in 1964 in Meerbusch, Germany. The city is situated in the immediate vicinity of Düesseldorf and thus in the heart of the international service industry of Nordrhein-Westfalen in Germany. The Group is nowadays comprised of three independent companies operating in a variety of fields:
- Consulting in the engineering and construction of industrial plant
- Application-related advice
- Innovative solutions
In order to develop businesses, the three above mentioned companies with their separate products and services are working together under the common umbrella of the KHW Group. After the successful and rapid industrialization in the early years, the KHW Group extended its operating field and followed the steel industry in Europe, North America and China. The Group is providing customer service as advisors as well as investments of new industrial plants for steel production and processing. In addition, KHW has many years of experience in transferring shut down industrial plants. From plants no longer in production in Germany the KHW Group sold and delivered a blast furnace to China in 1998 and in 2002/2003 a 5-stand tandem cold-rolling mill, a skin-pass mill and a pickling line to Malaysia. In a consortium with Thyssen Rheinstahl Technik (TRT) the KHW Group was engeged in the delivery of a strip steel mill to a Chinese customer. Since 2001 the trading with high-quality flat steel products was successfully taken up particularly to Asia and China. At the turn of the century, the KHW Group has moved its headquarters into its own building in Meerbusch-Büderich.