Atlanta Georgia US headquartered online marketplace & solutions provider for industrial metals Reibus International announce its continued expansion into Europe with the opening of a European Headquarters in Düsseldorf in Germany. Reibus Founder & CEO Mr John Armstrong said “We chose Düsseldorf because of its geographic proximity to clients, and also because of the emerging startup community. By continuing to establish operations in key areas within Europe, we are able to serve clients better and strengthen our position in Europe. Düsseldorf also gives us a great opportunity to attract the best people from the local Steel and Technology talent pool as we continue to build our team.”Mr Andreas du Plessis has been appointed Managing Director of Europe. Mr du Plessis previously led the logistics divisions of one of the world’s biggest e-Commerce companies Otto Group. He brings vast experience in the digitalization of manufacturing, retail, and trading companies, focusing on marketplaces and platforms.Mr Gilles Mirol has been appointed General Manager of Sales for Europe. Mr Gilles joined Reibus from Liberty Liège Dudelange where he was CMO. His industry experience includes more than two decades with ArcelorMittal FCE.Ms Miriam Misselhorn, previously in various leadership positions for XOM, Klöckner, ArcelorMittal and Thyssen Schulte, has been appointed Director of Enterprise Sales and Customer Success for Europe. Mr Jean-Philippe Haye, formerly Liberty Steel and ArcelorMittal, will be leading France as Director of Sales.Reibus International is a privately held technology and services provider in the industrial metals industry. Their marketplace is the leading independent digital platform for buying and selling steel and other metals. Founded in 2018, the company has expanded rapidly internationally, naming a country director for Canada in 2021. This growth further accelerated after Reibus raised USD 75 million in a series B round in November led by Japanese telecom giant SoftBank and its second Vision Fund, with continued participation from existing investors. At the time Reibus said it had raised more than USD 100 million to date at USD 50 million valuation. Revenue grew in 2021 seven times over pandemic-plagued 2020. The tech platform connects buyers and sellers with the goal of smoothing out supply chain problems in the industrial marketplace, where managing inventory can suck up capital and create operational headaches. Steel and aluminum markets have been roiled by a volatile few years sparked first by tariffs under the Trump administration, then by the bottlenecks of the pandemic. With Reibus, which plays up its status as an independent marketplace, sellers are promised automated deals, so far 90% have been matched this way, while buyers can see their requests for qualifications quickly matched up with bidders. The company also provides financing and shipping services. Currently, Reibus says it has 6,880 active listings on its platform accounting for 65,506 tons of material across 120 locations. Reibus International had announced acquisition of Sweden based steel & metals trading company Stålgossen on 7 June 2022, which is continuing to operate under the leadership of Mr Thomas Andersson.