Innovation

Innovation

Sustainable products produced in a sustainable way

Renewable energies, Industry 4.0, sustainable mobility and resource-efficient processes are high on our innovation agenda.

We are working hard to ensure that in the future thyssenkrupp stands for sustainable products produced in a sustainable way. We aim to spend annually around 2.5 percent of our turnover – excluding trade and distribution – on research and development.

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For this we not only need lots of good ideas, but also have to define the entire path from idea to successful product. Our Product Lifecycle Management system describes the stages of product development.

Our TechCenters play an important role in this. They can develop ideas very quickly to the point where we can make an informed decision about a market launch.

Current studies show that cooperation across traditional sector and technology boundaries is becoming increasingly important. With its diverse technologies, this is one of thyssenkrupp’s major strengths.

Our core topics

Technologies for the transition to renewables

Technologies for the transition to renewables

Renewables have become a serious part of the energy mix. According to the International Energy Agency power generation from renewable energies – including hydro power – will treble worldwide by 2040. We at thyssenkrupp want to play a major role in the energy transition.

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Sustainable mobility

Sustainable mobility

Tomorrow’s cars will above all have to produce fewer emissions. We offer the required solutions. For example with our project InCar plus up to 1.6 tons of CO2 can be saved over a car’s lifetime. And that’s not all. Thanks to a special steel for electric motors we’re helping put more electric vehicles on the road. Our battery manufacturing lines and lightweight steels are also doing their bit for sustainable mobility.

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Processes that conserve resources

Processes that conserve resources

This is about biological wastewater treatment and cement plants with 40 percent less CO2 emissions. Also in this chapter: a radically new concept to develop innovative steels.

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Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0

The analog and digital worlds merging, big data forming the basis for accurate production decisions, businesses growing together digitally, products and production in a digital dialogue – that’s Industry 4.0.

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Cross-industrial innovation

Cross-industrial innovation

Innovations rarely happen within traditional company boundaries any more. The real breakthroughs are achieved by collaboration across different sectors. As a diversified industrial group we at thyssenkrupp have a structural advantage here.

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