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It was founded in by British industrialist William Cockerill and his family. John Cockerill died in Warsaw in after a business trip to Russia.

He had made the trip to raise funds to save the company from bankruptcy. The company was one of the major iron and steel producers in western Europe throughout its existence.

It was a major producer of derived products, including rail and railway locomotives, iron production equipment, and other large-scale iron and steel constructions. And in it merged into Cockerill-Sambre.

John Cockerill (company) – Wikipedia

In the British-born blacksmith and mechanical engineer William Cockerill set up a textile machinery factory in VerviersBelgium. From its inception inthe complex in the Liege region expanded under the control of the Cockerill, with a coke-fired blast furnace and manufacturing facilities for steam engines, railway locomotives, steam-powered blowers for blast furnaces, and traction engines.


Under state control, the coockerill expanded further. In the company’s director, Eugene Sadoine, began an expansion of the company’s mining assets; developing nearby coal mines in Colard and iron mines in Spain. In merger with Hainaut-Sambre produced Cockerill-Sambrewhich through further mergers then became part of Usinor inArcelor inand then part of ArcelorMittal in The mechanical engineering part of the Cockerill, which distinguished itself from other Belgian steelmakers, became a separate company in when it was purchased from Usinor by a private consortium.

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In all liquid steel production in the ArcelorMittal Liege division was ended, resulting in protests, strikes, and the temporary kidnapping of several ArcellorMittal executives as protest against the closure.

The company cited overcapacity and uncompetitiveness as reasons for the closure. However, a report by Syndex commissioned by trade unions contradicted the claims of un-competitiveness, claiming ArcelorMittal’s reports had used biased accounting.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In English either often referred to as the “John Cockerill Company”. Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technology.


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