ThyssenKrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods and services businesses. Around 155,000 employees in nearly 80 countries work with passion and technological expertise to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. The groups’ operations are organised in six business areas: Components Technology, Elevator Technology, Industrial Solutions, Materials Services, Steel Europe and Steel Americas.
ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe is one of the world's leading suppliers of carbon steel flat products with approximately 27,000 employees and highly efficient production facilities. The company supplies intelligent steel products for the innovations of tomorrow, serving a broad spectrum of steel-using industries, including the automotive industry, mechanical and plant engineering construction, appliance, as well as energy and packaging sectors. Its capabilities range from intelligent material solutions and product-specific processing to comprehensive service.
Sustainable and responsible business practice is an inherent part of ThyssenKrupp's corporate culture. In this context, ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe has – in cooperation with other Business Areas of the group - developed several projects,like InCar plus InnoCity or Tetra Flex.
- InCar plus is currently the largest manufacturer-independent development project by an automotive supplier. In more than 30 projects and 40 individual solutions, new products in the areas of power-trains, chassis & steering, and body have been developed. The focus is on environmentally friendly solutions related to energy efficiency, electric mobility and lightweight design.
- Another project that is aiming to provide innovative and sustainable solutions for the city of tomorrow is InnoCity. Within this project, ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe and ThyssenKrupp Elevator developed a new, lightweight filigree steel construction based on bionic optimisation methods, which can be applied for example in the form of intricate steel bridges, elevated walkways and cycle highways. The innovative concepts can also be used at stations, airports and other buildings.
- Project TetraFlex – the next generation of wind turbines: The TetraFlex project has the developers from Duisburg working on an innovative new concept for steel-built wind towers with heights of 120 up to 200 meters. Previously, turbine heights of this magnitude were extremely expensive to achieve. There is good reason, however, to reach for the sky: At higher altitudes, the wind blows more strongly and more consistently. This increases the electricity yield and makes the deployment of TetraFlex towers viable even in low-wind regions. The top part of the new design consists of a round tower, whereas the bottom part is an open structure with four legs. For these, the developers are opting for spiral welded tubes that are also widely used in the oil and gas industries. New types of node systems are being used to interconnect the tubes. Thanks to lower material volumes, faster assembly, and easy scalability to individual local requirements, the TetraFlex wind towers are set to contribute significantly to increased wind power yields in the future,