... we will be maintaining a presence outside of Germany on all
continents with more than 3,700 employees. That's the only way - so far at any rate - to offer our
customers the benefits of a personal service worldwide. Because even though we don't define
ourselves as a global player, we want and need to understand the regional markets and offer
our services. That's why - with our steel trading business in particular - we are close at hand at
every important location, operating our smoothly functioning, globe-spanning network.