FLSmidth realignment to focus on mining and cement

FLSmidth will realign the global group from July, with focus on the mining and cement industries.

The organisation announced last week it would focus on the two industries, supported by a regional setup that would aim to strengthen customer focus and lifecycle solutions, combined with a new central digital organisation.

FLSmidth’s plan will realign the organisation from four divisions into the two aforementioned industries. From a country perspective, it will deliver an agile regional structure, according to FLSmidth.

With end markets recovering, group chief executive Thomas Schulz said FLSmidth’s customers were accelerating to invest in productivity enhancing and digital solutions.

“To support our customers’ growth, the two industries, cement and mining, will deliver integrated productivity offerings through the regions,” Schulz said.

“Our decentralised organisation will give us a strong point of entry to offer our customers key products, shorter delivery times and a strong service setup.”

The two industries will be supported by seven regions: Australia, North America, South America, Europe, Russia and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East, Asia, and Subcontinental India.

According to FLSmidth, the regions will drive customer relations, sales and service for both industries. A central digital organisation will drive an enhanced, unified approach to digitalisation.

Schulz said this new way of working was a natural step forward for FLSmidth.

“We already have one of the strongest brands in the cement and mining industries. By enhancing our service level, investing in digitalisation and bringing stronger life-cycle offerings to the market, we will expand and grow our wallet share with targeted customers,” Schulz said.

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