31 January 2008
Corporate News

Corus Announces Appointments within Strip Products Division

Corus has today announced three key appointments within its Strip Products Division in both the Netherlands and the UK.

Mr Theo J.  Henrar, Managing Director of Corus Packaging Plus, is appointed as Managing Director, Corus Strip Products IJmuiden and as site manager of Corus in IJmuiden, with effect from 1 March 2008.

Mr Uday K. Chaturvedi, Vice President Coke, Sinter & Iron and TQM of Tata Steel, is appointed as Managing Director, Corus Strip Products UK with effect from 1 April 2008, based at Port Talbot in Wales.

Mr Hugo A. Loudon, Managing Director, Corus Special Strip, is appointed as Managing Director, Corus Packaging Plus with effect from 1 March 2008, based at IJmuiden in the Netherlands.   An announcement regarding Mr. Loudon’s successor will follow as soon as possible.

Mrs Marjan Oudeman, Director, Corus Strip Products Division, said: “I am delighted to announce these appointments to the Strip Product Division Team, which are a major step in having the Division ready for the continuing challenges of the industry and the continued integration process with Tata Steel. I am confident that our Division is now supported by a strong and highly experienced team, who will work together to deliver our full potential, as we continue to build on our ambitions as part of one of the most profitable and leading players in the global steel industry.”

All will report to Mrs Marjan J. Oudeman, Director of Corus Strip Products Division.  


Corus is Europe's second largest steel producer with annual revenues of over £11 billion and a crude steel production of about 20 million tonnes. With main steelmaking operations primarily in the UK and the Netherlands, Corus provides innovative solutions to the construction, automotive, packaging, mechanical engineering and other markets worldwide. Corus is a subsidiary of Tata Steel, the world's sixth largest steel producer. With the recent acquisition of Corus, the combined enterprise has an aggregate crude steel production capacity of around 28.1 million tonnes with approximately 82,700 employees across the four continents.

Corus Strip Product Division comprises the manufacture and sale of coated and uncoated strip products including, hot rolled, cold rolled, galvanised and electrical steels and as well as pre-painted, plastic coated products and tinplate for a range of applications for the automotive, construction and packaging, domestic appliance, engineering and metal goods sectors. Corus Strip Product Division produces nearly 12 million tonnes of high quality strip products at its main steelmaking sites at IJmuiden in the Netherlands and at Wales in the UK.

Corus Packaging Plus is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of high quality packaging steels. The company focuses on innovative new materials, applications and processing technologies, working closely with its business partners to increase value all along the supply chain.  Corus Packaging Plus supplies 1.5 million tonnes of high quality light gauge steels to the packaging industry worldwide.


Annanya Sarin, Corporate Relations, Tel.:  +44 (0) 20 7717 4532.

Dick Schiethart: Corus Strip Products, IJmuiden: Tel.: +31 (0)251 492111.