'Zooals heden uit kleine vlam een groote brand, zoo ontstond uit kleine gedachte een groote schepping dank zij eendracht, samenwerking en groote toewijding.'
('As from a small flame a large fire is now kindled, in the like manner a small thought sparked a large creation, thanks to unity, cooperation and great dedication.’ - words by Mr Wenckebach, founder of the Steel company in IJmuiden, on 24 January 1924 in a telegram on the occasion of the lighting of the fire in Blast Furnace 1.)
Welcome to steel90.com!
This website is entirely dedicated to the 90 year anniversary of the steel company in IJmuiden. Many people feel connected to the history of the steel company, other people will mostly be interested in where we stand now, in 2008, and what direction we are headed. From now on you can satisfy all these interests at www.steel90.com!
The coming year we not only celebrate the 90th anniversary of the steel company in IJmuiden, but also other anniversaries in 2008. For instance: in January the 70th chess tournament was held at Wijk aan Zee and our company fire brigade will have existed for 75 years this year.
Steel company’s history
Ninety years of history, made up of many special moments. A timetable displays the most important moments in the history of the steel company in IJmuiden. Words convey a lot, but a picture is worth a thousand words.
Steel company today
A virtual tour grants visitors a look inside all of the factories on the IJmuiden premises. Besides a look into the factory, more information is also given about the different factories.