ThyssenKrupp, too, relies on products from Kopp: the historical roots of the tradition-rich company unite almost the entire history of Rhenish-Westphalian heavy industry and thus the industrialization of Germany. The ThyssenKrupp Group can be traced back to a large number of different predecessor companies which came together mainly in the course of the consolidation of the coal, iron and steel industry. In the 19th century, the entrepreneurial personalities of the predecessor companies had a formative influence on the company. and early 20th century. German industrial policy has played a key role in the 21st century.