Construction, buildings & infrastructure – innovations for urban transformation

Our cities are growing rapidly. According to forecasts, the number of people living in cities is set to increase by three billion in the next 30 years. This will pose challenges for transport and traffic – and above all for infrastructure and the design of buildings.

With our business areas Elevator Technology, Materials Services, Steel Europe, and Components Technology we at thyssenkrupp have our sights set firmly on the future. We are working hard to develop innovative products and solutions that will make everyday life easier.

Passenger transportation in urban areas is an increasingly important issue. We have already developed a wide range of solutions in this area, as our TWIN® elevator system shows. This is the only elevator system in the world in which two cabs travel independently of each other in the same shaft. The technology requires 25 percent less space to transport the same number of passengers. In the MULTI cable-free elevator system, several cabs travel in a single shaft – both vertically and horizontally-, the space saving is even higher cutting by half the elevator footprint in tall buildings . Our IoT-based predictive maintenance service solution MAX makes passenger transportation even more reliable and reduces downtimes by up to 50 percent.

thyssenkrupp TWIN elevator in the thyssenkrupp Quarter, Essen

As a result of ongoing urbanization, elevators gain particular prominence. Today, they are the safest and most widely used means of transportation in the world.

Inspired by modern architecture, which places high demands on aesthetics and functionality, we at thyssenkrupp also develop innovative materials . Take for instance our organic coated steels. Available in a range of colors, they blend in naturally with their surroundings while offering excellent formability coupled with optimum corrosion protection. Suitable for a wide variety of uses, our carbon flat steel PLADUR® opens up new possibilities in exterior and interior design.

Urbanization in the developing world means that demand for cement will remain high. Cement production is an energy-intensive process that traditionally uses coal, gas and oil to fire the kilns; as a result, CO2 emissions from cement plants are very high. To reduce these emissions, we offer technologies that use alternative fuels and raw materials (AFR). In addition to biomass materials such as sewage sludge, paper and wood, these include residues and waste materials such as domestic and commercial refuse. Many of these alternative materials can be converted into high-grade fuels. Thanks to the latest technology, 60 percent of fossil primary fuels are already being replaced in this way in Germany, and roughly 20 percent in the rest of Europe. We offer equipment for both thermal and mechanical processing. We already build plants that can be operated entirely using alternative fuels. This not only improves the efficiency of new plants, it also helps significantly reduce the use of scarce fossil resources.

At thyssenkrupp we develop our innovations for urban transformation together with our customers. With our long experience, sound knowledge of the industry, and our eye for detail, we create products and solutions that are already visibly shaping the growing cities of tomorrow.

Product overview construction, buildings, and infrastructure

Bearings
Bearings

Slewing bearings and rings from thyssenkrupp are essential construction and connecting elements for machines. They are used in wind turbines, cranes, excavators, telescopes, solar and tidal power plants. Our products are developed and designed exactly in accordance with our customers' requirements. Working closely together, we find solutions which are unique in terms of design, material properties, and performance.

ACCEL
ACCEL

ACCEL is a game-changing transportation system shortening connection times at airports and metros. Passengers enter at normal walking speed and are transported at high speed to the other end. Powered by linear motors, ACCEL can cut transit times at airports by an incredible two-thirds. ACCEL can also be installed in existing metro stations without major building work or infrastructure modifications.

Airport Solutions
Airport Solutions

In addition to increasing aircraft efficiency, thyssenkrupp passenger boarding bridges enhance the comfort and safety of passengers on the way to the plane. A variety of options are available to serve most aircraft types, from the Airbus A380 to propeller planes. Our clients – airport operators and developers – trust our custom solutions, the result of decades-long experience. thyssenkrupp creates not just a product, but a tailor-made solution for every need.

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.

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.

Infrastructure projects & services
Infrastructure projects & services

Whether it’s about mobility, urbanization, climate change, or resource efficiency: As a leading supplier of civil, marine, and foundation engineering solutions, we cover the full range of services for global infrastructure projects. The portfolio includes piling sections, machinery, and shoring and scaffolding services.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 and galfan® products. In addition we offer electrogalvanized sheet and special finishes such as primetex®, the perfect basis for an outstanding paint finish.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.