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Thyssen Group denied the Lürssen proposal
Here are more Informations, from the german newspaper "Hamburger Abendblatt":
Blohm + Voss will not be sold to Lürssen
Hamburg / Bremen (dpa) - Lürssen shipyard in Bremen can not take over the rivals Hamburg Blohm + Voss. Staff and management of Blohm + Voss issued the offer of the Weser River on Friday clearly opposed.
There are also no sales calls are conducted with Lürssen. "On this basis is clearly not debatable," said Hans Christoph Atzpodien, CEO of ThyssenKrupp shipbuilding division TKMS, the news agency dpa. Even more clearly formulated in the works there: "We see this as a mockery of so-called offer of employee and group."
Lürssen has long worked with Blohm + Voss in the construction of frigates and corvettes together. For mega-yachts, the two companies are competitors, however. The takeover would strengthen the Lürssen locations and position themselves successfully in international competition, the Bremen shipyard had announced on Thursday.
ThyssenKrupp had asked the civil activities of Blohm + Voss for sale after a takeover by Abu Dhabi aiming for May after more than one and a half years had burst. Negotiations with the British fund Star Capital Partners and run to be completed in the coming months.
"The offer of Lürssen is not aimed at the company, but to the public," said Atzpodien. Lürssen would take only the assets, all costs and risks should however continue to carry ThyssenKrupp. "We are asked to give away the whole site," said Manager of ThyssenKrupp.
But that will not come into question. "We are not in a sellout situation," said Atzpodien. "We will not sell off Blohm + Voss, not at all." Goal is that the non-military sector could do better than after a sale under the umbrella of TKMS.
The offer of Lürssen covers not the whole company, but is incomplete and refers only to parts of Blohm + Voss. The councils also fear that threatens nearly every second job at Blohm + Voss, should come into the Bremen. These Friedrich Lürssen Lürßen chief said in the "Hamburger Abendblatt": "We get not one to break down jobs, but to secure the German naval shipbuilding." It is not over yet but to see how many jobs could be secured. Blohm + Voss employs 1,900 people, there are at Lürssen 1400th