Tibnor is a leading steel and non-ferrous metals distributor in Sweden and the rest of the Nordic region, and also has a subsidiary in Latvia.

“Tibnor is an important channel for reaching our customers on our Nordic domestic market and we see that the company possesses good development potential,” says SSAB’s President and CEO Martin Lindqvist.

SSAB is paying EUR 44 million in cash for Outokumpu’s 15% stake. The sale is not expected to impact on customer relations between Outokumpu and Tibnor, which markets and sells products from many different suppliers.