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
  • € 4,702 mn

    Sales 2019/20

  • ~ 24,700

    Employees worldwide

  • > 60

    Sites worldwide

€ 4,702 mn

Sales 2019/20

~ 24,700

Employees worldwide

> 60

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.

Products

Axle assembly
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
Steering

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.

Damper
Damper

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.

Camshafts
Camshafts

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.

System Integration
System Integration

Complex investment decisions? Transparency of a fixed-price quotation for budget planning? Costs and risks must be minimized - especially in large-scale projects. We assist our customers to focus on deadlines and budgets, and not get lost in technical details. As an experienced system integrator with a broad level of expertise in the field of special-purpose machinery manufacture, we at thyssenkrupp System Engineering assume layout, process and overall installation planning for our customers in the aircraft industry.

Assembly Lines
Assembly Lines

We at thyssenkrupp System Engineering are a reliable partner for all types of interlinked assembly. Using our customers' range of components as the starting point, our team of engineers develops the best possible solutions for assembly. We understand the planning, implementation and after-sales service for the assembly line as a package. This enables us to reduce interfaces, achieve financial savings, increase the production rate and minimize risk.

Jigs & Tools
Jigs & Tools

Engineering, production, delivery, commissioning and after-sales service - this describes our value chain in the areas of jig construction and tools. Our range of services extends from  customized hand tools to achieve ergonomic improvements and  increase throughput and eliminate assembly errors  to 40 m long large-scale jigs for aircraft wings. Our experienced suppliers and own production mean we are also able to offer short delivery and reaction times for our customers.

Handling & Transport
Handling & Transport

Developing a new transportation system solution for a product; planning a new production facility; moving small, medium, extremely heavy or sensitive components and systems within a production or an entire logistics chain; ergonomically organizing existing or new workplaces in production - the requirements in the handling and transportation sector are strict and extremely multi-faceted. Flexibility, ergonomics and reliability are therefore key.

Automation Solutions
Automation Solutions

Robot applications, controller hardware and software, transport/handling/test systems, production management systems, machining equipment and positioning systems – automated solutions for the aerospace industry are diverse and complex.

Planning & Technical Assessments
Planning & Technical Assessments

Planning and technical feasibility studiesRationalization, increasing of production capacities, automation and optimization measures and cost improvements - these are all challenges we are glad to take on together with our customers. thyssenkrupp System Engineering offers its customers full realization of technology and process-oriented projects - from planning through to acceptance, worldwide. Included here are substantiated production planning for assembly and production of aircraft, sections and components, the expansion of existing production capabilities and the development of automated solutions for production.

Automotive plants
Automotive plants

We are specialists in automotive manufacturing: As a global systems partner, thyssenkrupp supplies all major elements of the body and powertrain process chains – from engineering to prototyping to final assembly. With over 100 years' experience, we develop innovations that push back technological boundaries. Customers benefit from the high quality of our materials, our extensive engineering expertise and the passion we bring to our projects.

Industries

Automotive
Automotive

Innovations for the automobiles of tomorrow

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