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Shipbuilding – engineering expertise “Made in Germany”

Over 80 percent of world trade is handled by ship, and the trend is rising. At the same time demands on modern ships are also increasing, in terms of equipment, efficiency, and size.

We at thyssenkrupp can look back on more than three hundred years of experience and expertise in the shipbuilding industry. With our Industrial Solutions, Materials Services, Elevator Technology, and Components Technology business areas we are a highly regarded partner for civil and naval shipbuilding.

Air-independent propulsion systems allow our conventional submarines to stay underwater for longer. Our fuel cell propulsion system is also suitable for retrofitting. We have supplied submarines for coastal and deep sea duty to the navies of 20 countries worldwide.

We at thyssenkrupp are also a proven partner when it comes to civil shipping: Our capabilities include logistics services, the supply of materials and parts, and a comprehensive service for elevators on board ships.

At thyssenkrupp, customers get everything from a single source – from basic research and development to design, manufacture, outfitting, testing, in-service support and maintenance.

Frigate MEKO A-200 ISANDLWANA off the coast of Simon's Town, South Africa
The frigate MEKO® A-200 is a perfect example of innovative propulsion, stealth and survivability design.

Product overview shipbuilding

Components Technology
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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.

Elevator Technology
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Escalators
Escalators

thyssenkrupp escalators optimize traffic flows in train stations and airports and improve use of all floors in department stores and malls. Architects, consultants, general contractors and operators count on us when it comes to handling new installations and modernization projects and providing reliable service and maintenance support. Our tailor-made products ensure cities are prepared for the challenges of tomorrow.

Industrial Solutions
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Submarines
Submarines

thyssenkrupp submarines for coastal and open-ocean operations have been supplied to the navies of 17 countries around the world. Virtually no other company can match our experience in the design and construction of non-nuclear submarines. Our customers benefit from continuous innovations, such as air-independent fuel cell propulsion, providing greater endurance and enhanced stealth.

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Naval surface vessels
Naval surface vessels

With a record of engineering excellence stretching back decades, thyssenkrupp designs and builds naval surface vessels for diverse operations from coastal to open-sea, tailored in every detail to meet the high demands of our customers in terms of robustness, flexibility and fittings. thyssenkrupp's portfolio includes high-performance frigates and compact corvettes as well as special open-sea patrol ships and support vessels.

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Naval services
Naval services

Alongside the actual products, thyssenkrupp also provides a full range of services for the entire lifecycle of naval units. From the procurement of spare parts to servicing and modernizations, we deliver everything from a single source. This includes support with setting up maintenance bases as well as specialist training programs, whether on board or in a virtual training environment.

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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Coke/Coal
Coke/Coal

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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