Euro-Mit Staal was founded in 1991 by the Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co. Ltd and became operational in 1992. Before EMS was established, Mitsui used to supply small-format electrical steel coils produced by Nippon Steel from Japan to Europe for decades. It took months from the day of initial order application to the day of delivery, which was a disadvantage for the Japanese supplier. At the end of the eighties, a feasibility study was carried out for the construction of a Service Center in Europe, and it was decided to establish EMS. EMS is committed to serving the Transformer industry in Europe by processing Grain Oriented Electrical Steel (GOES) in Vlissingen, the Netherlands.
In 1992 the first narrow width coils were produced from the master coils received, and from that moment on EMS became a well-known name in the transformer industry in Europe. The demand for electrical steel, processed by EMS, grew over the years, and in order to grow along with the demands of the transformer market, it was decided to broaden EMS’ activities by expanding its production capacity as well as storage and office area.