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Automotive – innovative solutions for the automobiles of tomorrow

The auto industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation. Manufacturers face multiple challenges. Around the world ever more competitors are entering the market.

At the same time demand for mobility in urban spaces and developing countries is rising, alongside a growing emphasis on efficiency and sustainability. Ever stricter standards and regulations are also playing a role. So completely new solutions are called for. And that’s where we come in.

Numerous innovations are already within reach: Huge advances have been made in e-mobility and connected and autonomous cars. The vehicles of the future will be totally unlike the cars of today. Despite the speed of change, consumers must be able to count on the reliability and safety of the materials and technologies used.

We at thyssenkrupp are facing up to these challenges. As established and reliable partners to the auto industry, our Materials Services, Components Technology, Steel Europe, and Industrial Solutions business areas deliver what producers need to build safe and sustainable cars – from materials and high-quality components to complete production lines.

thyssenkrupp assembles the rear axis dreive module for the smart in Hambach, France.
thyssenkrupp System Engineering is worldwide system partner for the automotive industry – for all key components in the car body and powertrain process chains.

Flexible manufacturing processes are the key to precision and quality. Our business areas use innovative methods and materials to improve their products and services – over and over again. One example is InCar®plus: With this program we developed over 40 innovative solutions to make cars lighter, safer, more efficient, and more sustainable. And we also reduced costs by up to ten percent and weight by up to 60 percent.

Whether for the production of cars or trucks, when customers need a reliable partner they know they can count on the support and expertise of thyssenkrupp.

Product overview automotive

Components Technology
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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.

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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.

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Springs & stabilizers
Springs & stabilizers

Springs and stabilizers from thyssenkrupp provide maximum comfort and safety in vehicles. As partner to the automobile industry, we develop and produce premium innovative solutions to meet the highest demands on suspension technology. Whether for cars or trucks – we find the optimum combination of ride comfort and safety whatever the vehicle.

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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.

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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.

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Crankshafts & conrods
Crankshafts & conrods

Forged and machined crankshafts and conrods from thyssenkrupp are used in internal combustion engines the world over. We also manufacture numerous other engine, transmission and suspension components for various applications. State-of-the-art production processes, close cooperation with our customers, and in-house research and development resources, together with over 100 years' experience of forging and machining technology, define who we are today.

Industrial Solutions
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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.

Materials Services
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Rolled steel
Rolled steel

thyssenkrupp is not just a world-leading materials distributor, but it also offers tailored logistics solutions and custom processing services. The product range includes carbon steel, stainless steel, nonferrous metals and plastics in virtually all shapes, grades, and sizes. In total around 150,000 articles are available. In addition to wide-ranging materials and services, thyssenkrupp offers end-to-end warehouse and inventory management solutions, as well as customized supply chain solutions. With AST in Italy, the Group also boasts one of Europe’s leading stainless steel flat product manufacturers.

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Stainless steel
Stainless steel

thyssenkrupp is not just a world-leading materials distributor, but it also offers tailored logistics solutions and custom processing services. The product range includes carbon steel, stainless steel, nonferrous metals and plastics in virtually all shapes, grades, and sizes. In total around 150,000 articles are available. In addition to wide-ranging materials and services, thyssenkrupp offers end-to-end warehouse and inventory management solutions, as well as customized supply chain solutions. With AST in Italy, the Group also boasts one of Europe’s leading stainless steel flat product manufacturers.

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Nonferrous metals
Nonferrous metals

As a leading raw materials trading company, thyssenkrupp ensures just-in-time supplies to its customers worldwide. The product range includes coal, coke, special ores, alloys, metals, minerals, and industrial gases, as well as energy services. Outstanding knowledge of products and markets and close ties to leading producers and suppliers ensure security of supply. Our full-service offering includes advice on applications, as well as comprehensive quality management.

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Plastics
Plastics

thyssenkrupp is not just a world-leading materials distributor, but it also offers tailored logistics solutions and custom processing services. The product range includes carbon steel, stainless steel, nonferrous metals, and plastics in virtually all shapes, grades, and sizes. In total around 150,000 articles are available. In addition to wide-ranging materials and services, thyssenkrupp offers end-to-end inventory management, as well as customized supply chain solutions.

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Materials services (processing)
Materials services (processing)

In its worldwide service centers and branches, thyssenkrupp has extensive processing capabilities, including slitting, shearing, plasma and laser cutting, sawing, drilling, milling, and coating. Materials can also be supplied with TÜV certificates on request.

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Logistics services
Logistics services

As a leading materials distributor, thyssenkrupp offers its customers sophisticated warehousing and logistics services, including end-to-end inventory management and customized supply chain solutions.

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Metals
Metals

As a leading raw materials trading company, thyssenkrupp ensures just-in-time supplies to its customers worldwide. The product range includes coal, coke, special ores, alloys, metals, minerals, and industrial gases, as well as energy services. Outstanding knowledge of products and markets and close ties to leading producers and suppliers ensure security of supply. Our full-service offering includes advice on applications, as well as comprehensive quality management.

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Alloys
Alloys

As a leading raw materials trading company, thyssenkrupp ensures just-in-time supplies to its customers worldwide. The product range includes coal, coke, special ores, alloys, metals, minerals, and industrial gases, as well as energy services. Outstanding knowledge of products and markets and close ties to leading producers and suppliers ensure security of supply. Our full-service offering includes advice on applications, as well as comprehensive quality management.

Steel Europe
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Hot strip
Hot strip

thyssenkrupp's hot-rolled portfolio extends from mild and structural steels to thermomechanically rolled high-strength PERFORM® grades for cold forming. Hot-rolled steel is available pickled and unpickled in a variety of dimensions. The wide range includes our premium product SCALUR®, pickled hot-rolled steel with very close thickness tolerances, sour gas-resistant pipeline steel, manganese-boron steels for hot forming, and dual phase steels for the manufacture of complex high-strength structural elements.

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Heavy plate
Heavy plate

thyssenkrupp's heavy plate product range comprises quarto and cut-to-length plates for a wide variety of applications, tailored to customer requirements. Our high-strength special structural steels N-A-XTRA® and XABO® are used in highly stressed structures such as mobile cranes, our high-strength cold-forming steels PERFORM® in lightweight structures in truck manufacture, our wear-resistant XAR® steels in construction and mining equipment, and our SECURE steels in ballistic applications.

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Sheet & coated products
Sheet & coated products

thyssenkrupp offers a broad spectrum of cold-rolled sheet and coated products. Our coatings range from hot-dip galvanized and galvannealed to our ZM EcoProtect® coating and our aluminum-based aluminum-silicon, GALFAN® and GALVALUME® products. In addition we offer electrogalvanized sheet and special finishes such as EloTex® and PrimeTex®, the perfect basis for an outstanding paint finish.

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Organic coated strip & sheet
Organic coated strip & sheet

thyssenkrupp is a leading manufacturer of organic-coated sheet. Attractive and functional coatings from our PLADUR® and Reflections® ranges open up great creative scope for the design of multistory and industrial buildings, facades and roofing. PLADUR® MetalLook finishes with anti-fingerprint properties are the preferred choice for the domestic appliance sector. Our coil-coated products offer premium quality, good formability and optimum corrosion protection.

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Composite material
Composite material

With TRIBOND®, thyssenkrupp's steel specialists combine different materials in a single product. Consisting of two or three layers produced by hot roll cladding, our composite materials offer properties which cannot be achieved with a conventional monolithic steel material. The vibration-damping composite BONDAL® comprises a viscoelastic polymer sandwiched between two steel face sheets for excellent structure-borne and air-borne sound insulation.

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Electrical steel
Electrical steel

thyssenkrupp is a global market leader in high-tech electrical steel, a product used throughout the electricity value chain from generation to transmission, distribution and consumption. Our product range includes both semi-finished and fully finished grades. Innovative PowerCore® electrical steels offer extremely high efficiency. The grain-oriented version, produced by a sophisticated process to create its special grain structure, is used in transformers, while non-oriented electrical steel is employed in electric motors, appliances and generators.

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Precision steel strip
Precision steel strip

Manufactured to very close thickness tolerances, precision steel strip from thyssenkrupp achieves properties similar to cold-rolled steel. In addition it offers excellent surface quality, extremely uniform material properties, tailored microstructures, outstanding forming properties even in high-strength grades, and batch sizes matched to customer needs. This means our precision steel strip is perfect for direct processing as well as for further processing in the cold rolling mill.

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