FLSmidth & Co. A/S is a global engineering company based in Copenhagen, Denmark employing about 9,000 people worldwide. It provides the global cement and mineral industries with plants, machinery, services and know-how. FLSmidth is listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange and has offices in 40 countries worldwide.
Over the years, the company has expanded with non-core activities and in 1989 the entire FLSmidth Group consisted of some 125 companies within areas such as cement engineering, plastic, aerospace and cement building materials. Throughout the 1990s, product companies such as Pfister, Ventomatic and MAAG Gear were acquired.
In 1990, the Group acquired Fuller Company and established the F.L.Smidth-Fuller Engineering Group. Two minerals processing divisions, Fuller Mineral Processing and FLSmidth Mineral Processing, were set up in FLSmidth and Fuller. In 1997, the company was named FFE Minerals after merging the two separate minerals divisions into one single company.
In the beginning of the 21st century the Group began to continuously sell off non-core activities.
In May 2007, FFE Minerals was named FLSmidth Minerals and on August 10th, 2007 FLSmidth acquired GL&V Process.
FLSmidth Minerals is FLSmidth’s other core business area and handles all the Group’s activities in the Minerals area. FLSmidth Minerals is a global company with over 3,000 employees, headquarters in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA and regional offices worldwide. FLSmidth Minerals’ four international full service engineering centres are located in Denmark, India, South Africa and USA.