SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG engages in the provision of desulphurization and secondary metallurgy solutions for the steel industry. It operates through the following segments: SKW North America, SKW Europe and Asia, SKW South America and Other & Holding Company. The SKW North America segment is composed of two U.S. companies Affival Inc. and ESM Group Inc. including their respective subsidiaries. These subsidiaries consist of a cored wire factory in Mexico, a production facility for powder and granules in Canada and a magnesium procurement unit in PR China. The SKW Europe and Asia segment is composed of all the groups cored wire companies that do not belong to SKW North America. The SKW South America segment is composed of the Brazilian company Tecnosulfur S.A., which produces and markets metallurgical powders and granules particularly for the South America. The Other & Holding Compay segment consists of all the operating and non operating companies. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.