Our TechCenters bring together a variety of experts, from aircraft developers to automotive experts, machine builders to elevator engineers, materials experts to project planners. Each can contribute their own experience and ideas. Each can profit from the results developed at the TechCenters. And they all work on a cross-sector basis.
"Everyone can profit from the results of the TechCenters."
But what are these TechCenters? They are essentially innovation service providers for the business areas. They address specific cross-sectoral technologies that will be of importance for us in the future. The aim is to advance these technologies quickly and make them available to the Group. The TechCenters are like high-speed boats that make the Group mother ship even faster.
Take the TechCenter Carbon Composites, for example: Work here focuses on carbon fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRPs), including both part design and processing technology. TechCenter Carbon Composites provides support along the entire value chain, from part planning to selection of additives to recycling.
TechCenter Control Technology brings together specialists for drive, control, and automation applications. The engineering team also shares its experience in maglev technology.
The interdisciplinary team has been working together successfully for several years on demanding system and process development projects at our companies.
The aim of the TechCenter is to help the companies build out their own expertise and impart an understanding of the functional relationships to their teams.
thyssenkrupp also uses the Innovation Garage to work on trends and technologies of the future. Employees from all Group areas and levels come together on an equal footing and form interdisciplinary teams. Young trainees work hand-in-hand with experienced project engineers. Together, they learn new ways to innovate. Find out more about one of the example projects: