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Components Technology

Automotive Technology

High-tech components and services for the automotive sector

thyssenkrupp's Automotive Technology business segment is one of the leading suppliers and engineering partners to the international auto industry. The range of products and services includes high-tech components and systems as well as automation solutions for vehicle manufacturing. Our claim is to develop our products specifically to meet our customers' needs and offer them the highest quality and functionality.

The product range includes chassis technologies such as steering and damper systems and the assembly of axle systems as well as powertrain components for conventional and alternative engines. We also develop assembly systems for body-in-white construction and produce lightweight car body components in series.

Global footprint: Over 60 manufacturing sites on four continents

We adapt and continuously improve our business to meet the requirements of our customers. This applies in particular to our production processes at more than 60 locations on four continents. To compete on the global markets, we are expanding our production network in growth regions. Our guiding principle is operational excellence, which means we focus on top-quality processes and products, first-class logistics in production and delivery, and a high level of cost efficiency. With the introduction of a standardized process landscape and efficient IT infrastructure, we are creating the conditions for the digitization of industrial production.

Key figures

  • € 4.1 bn

    Sales (pro-forma on the basis of FY 2019/20)

  • ~ 20,700

    Employees worldwide

  • > 50

    Sites worldwide

€ 4.1 bn

Sales (pro-forma on the basis of FY 2019/20)

~ 20,700

Employees worldwide

> 50

Sites worldwide

Innovator and Partner for our clients

Our brand promise: We advance our customers by providing mission-critical mechanical solutions and systems with highest quality, functionality, and value for money. Our expertise along the entire value chain and our global presence make us the trusted partner for the technology of tomorrow.


Automotive Technology

Axle assembly

At thyssenkrupp we perform axle assembly and logistics services for our customers in the automobile industry. Chassis modules and complete axle systems are produced just-in-time and delivered just-in-sequence according to customers' needs. Our services include module and system assembly and if required quality and supplier management for our customers.


Steering technology from thyssenkrupp is fitted in the vehicles of almost all major auto manufacturers. Alongside cold-forged steering components, we produce steering columns as well as complete mechanical, hydraulic and electric steering systems. Our electric power-assisted steering systems help significantly reduce fuel consumption. They are also a prerequisite for systems such as park assist, lane assist, and autonomous driving.


Shock absorbers from thyssenkrupp reduce the vibrations of vehicle springs to provide optimized road contact. As damper specialists, we supply our customers with the right system for every requirement: from conventional monotube/twin-tube shock absorbers to complete air spring systems and adjustable dampers. With our products we serve not only OEMs but also the aftermarket and motorsport sectors.


thyssenkrupp is the world market leader for assembled camshafts: we count practically all international auto manufacturers among our customers. Our camshafts are essential engine components, ensuring that oxygen is supplied to the combustion process and exhaust gases are removed from the engine block. We also develop cylinder head modules with integrated camshafts, variable valve train systems, and components for electric drives.

Automotive Body Solutions

thyssenkrupp Automotive Body Solutions is your go-to partner for automotive body requirements. Our expertise ranges from development to prototyping, tooling and line construction to the in-house production of body parts.


As a reliable partner we support auto manufacturers worldwide in the manufacture of light, safe, and affordable vehicles – with our products and our expertise.