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Materials Services, 2016-09-12, 03:00 PM

AIN Plastics changes name to thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics

Southfield, Mich. (September 12, 2016) – thyssenkrupp Materials NA, AIN Plastics division, a leading full line distributor and fabricator of industrial plastic shapes, has changed its name to thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics as part of a global rebranding of its parent company, thyssenkrupp. The change is effective immediately.

“By changing our name to thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics, we can leverage the existing brand equity of thyssenkrupp, which we have been part of since 1996, as well as more clearly establish our focus on the types of products and services we provide,” said John Shepherd, president, thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics. “Nothing else changes; we are still committed to our outstanding customers, long-term suppliers, and the team that we have created.”

In 1996, thyssenkrupp bought AIN Plastics to further diversify its material distribution business from primary metals to plastics. AIN Plastics was founded in Yonkers, New York in 1974 and had become one of the East coast’s leading plastics distributors prior to its acquisition. Since its acquisition, the company has continued to earn its reputation for providing excellent materials and leading customer service and established itself throughout the South and Midwest, and now operates in 14 locations throughout the United States.

In November 2015, thyssenkrupp introduced a new, global brand strategy which included a new logo. The renaming of AIN Plastics to thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics puts significant focus on the globally-recognized thyssenkrupp brand.

About thyssenkrupp Materials NA, Inc.

thyssenkrupp Materials NA, Inc., a company of the Material Services business area, is a leading North American provider of production materials and integrated service solutions. The company is staffed by over 3,000 employees and operates in more than 90 North American locations. For additional information aboutthyssenkrupp Materials NA, visit

About thyssenkrupp in North America

Globally, thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods and services businesses. Around 155,000 employees in nearly 80 countries work with passion and technological expertise to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2014/2015 thyssenkrupp generated worldwide sales of around €43 billion (approximately $46 billion).

In North America, thyssenkrupp oversees about 40 companies in the United States, Canada and México. In fiscal year 2014/2015, thyssenkrupp generated sales of €9.8 billion euro approximately ($10.65 billion) in the region, accounting for almost 23% of the Group’s total sales. For more information about thyssenkrupp in North America, visit

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