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At thyssenkrupp Steel, "tomorrow" stands for innovations

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We are gaining speed

The NGOflex campaign aims to provide fast, flexible deliveries.

Tidy tools, tidy mind Customer portrait

Tidy tools, tidy mind

Sortimo manufactures storage modules and vehicle racking solutions for field technicians.

Steady brakes Customer portrait

Steady brakes

How TI Automotive looks after our safety

No light without reflectors Customer portrait

No light without reflectors

HÜHOCO produces reflectors for headlights.

Crossing the sea at -164° C Technology report

Crossing the sea at -164° C

9% nickel steels resist extremely low temperatures

Stefan Myslowicki, Process development and pilot production tribond® | thyssenkrupp Steel Europe Technology report

Nice to meet you, Myslowicki!

Engineers in the spotlight: Get to know Stefan Myslowicki, who represents the many dedicated specialists in thyssenkrupp’s Steel division. He’s involved in process development and pilot production of tribond®, which helps protect car passengers – and more.

Jenny Schulte, Product services and technical customer support scalur®+Z | thyssenkrupp Steel Europe Technoloy report

Introducing Ms. Schulte

Engineers in the spotlight: Get to know Jenny Schulte, who represents the many dedicated specialists in thyssenkrupp’s Steel division. She is overseeing the development and introduction of scalur®+Z.

Sebastian Sieron, Non-oriented electrical steel research and development | thyssenkrupp Steel Europe Technology report

The name’s Sieron – pleased to meet you!

Engineers in the spotlight: Get to know Sebastian Sieron, who represents the many dedicated specialists in thyssenkrupp’s Steel division. He works in research and development for non-oriented electrical steel, which helps electric motors run faster.

BMW uses ZM Ecoprotect® from thyssenkrupp Technology report

Ideal protection, easy processing

BMW is the first car manufacturer to use ZM Ecoprotect® from thyssenkrupp’s Steel division in series production – in the MINI’s outer paneling.

Emaille-Geschirr von Riess Customer portrait

Nostalgic kitchen aids

In Mostviertel, the southwestern quarter of Lower Austria, Riess is producing its ninth generation of enameled pots for cooking and baking.

Stéphane Graff Technology report

The name is Graff – Stéphane Graff!

Engineers in the spotlight: Get to know Stéphane Graff, who represents the many dedicated specialists in thyssenkrupp’s Steel division. He characterizes materials and conducts feasibility studies for hot forming.

Engineering at thyssenkrupp: Working with an innovative spirit Technology report

Working with an innovative spirit

engineering. tomorrow. together. Engineering is key to making thyssenkrupp’s brand promise a reality. The best way to understand what ‘engineering’ means for us and our customers is to take a look at the work of our engineers.

A library with a patina Practical insight

A library with a patina

A sign of transience: A library building in Switzerland has been covered with thyssenkrupp’s weatherproof patinax® construction steel.

Focused efficiency at 0.18 millimeters Technology report

Focused efficiency at 0.18 millimeters

The amount of electricity used by Denmark in half a year: That’s how much power Europe’s transformers alone have to save by 2020, a job that calls for highly efficient, grain-oriented electrical steel.

scalur®+Z – more strip per coil Practical insight

scalur®+Z – more strip per coil

A new steel product from thyssenkrupp helps optimize production processes thanks to its exceptional thickness tolerance.

Open the door Customer portrait

Open the door

Garage door specialist Hörmann has purchased over two million metric tons of steel from Steel Europe to date.

MultiBond in the kitchen – New cutting patterns Practical insight

MultiBond in the kitchen – New cutting patterns

The technology for producing Damascus steel has been around for 2,500 years. In ancient times, it was used to forge blades of extraordinary strength and sharpness.

An all-round success Customer portrait

An all-round success

Since the 1950s, Signode has developed and manufactured strapping bands made of steel and plastic for various sectors, including the steel industry.

The binding element Innovations

The binding element

It is a high-strength material, yet in the event of a crash it absorbs the energy generated upon impact. thyssenkrupp Steel presents tribond®, an all-new steel composite for hot forming. Car manufacturers should take note.

Made in Germany Practical insight

Made in Germany

Produced locally, delivered globally: Special steel from thyssenkrupp Steel is a giant leap for innovation in many sectors.

XAR®-MS with new tempering Practical insight

XAR®-MS with new tempering

Research on wear-resistant heavy plates has met with success.

Purchase in Belgium Practical insight

Purchase in Belgium

The purchase of a Steel Service Center expands thyssenkrupp Steel’s product portfolio in the Port of Antwerp.

Guarantee the quality by regularly overhauls. Practical insight

Cutting-edge everything

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe regularly overhauls its plants and systems to help guarantee the quality of its products.

Sun worshippers in the wind tunnel Innovations

Sun worshippers in the wind tunnel

By the time the thyssenkrupp SunRiser heads to the World Solar Challenge, it will have completed a whole battery of tests – in the wind tunnel as well.

Great new products Customer portrait

Great new products

We team up with large (family-owned) companies as well as small and medium-sized businesses to support them in developing new products. Tag along with our customer service representatives as they head out to meet clients.

Take our quiz to test your knowledge! Practical insight

Compact quiz – Family-owned companies and SMBs

What are the largest and oldest German companies, and where are they headquartered?

Take our quiz to test your knowledge!

Customer portrait

Long-term success

The Winkelmann Group is one of the leading companies in the metal forming industry. Long-term thinking and planning while remaining innovative and flexible is all in a day’s work for the family-owned company.

Portrait: Familienunternehmen Welser Customer portrait

A global profile

Welser, a family-owned company, produces steel profiles for the construction, automotive, and environmental sectors. thyssenkrupp Steel Europe has supplied the bulk of the flat steel for these for three decades.

Improved field of vision finally Innovations

Improved field of vision finally

The InCar®plus ‘Thin A-pillar’ project from thyssenkrupp Steel Europe delivers better visibility.

High-profile family Customer portrait

High-profile family

For seven decades, Wurzer has produced steel profiles for roofs, walls, and facades. Just like his father, Georg Wurzer relies on materials from thyssenkrupp Steel Europe.

Interview: Prof. Andreas Kern, Head of Quality Assurance in the Heavy Plate Business Unit Technology report

It pays off

How can you determine quality and what role do the casinos of Monte Carlo play in simulating mechanical properties? Andreas Kern, Head of Quality Assurance in the Heavy Plate Business Area, provides an explanation.

The complete range Practical insight

The complete range

2015 – time for something new: a new look, a new design, a new structure. thyssenkrupp Steel Europe has completely updated and redesigned its product catalog.

New start on the Bosphorus Practical insight

New start on the Bosphorus

Turkey is booming, offering plenty of promising business opportunities for thyssenkrupp Steel Europe and its customers.

We are becoming a brand Expert knowledge

We are becoming a brand

In Turkey, business confidence is growing alongside the economy itself. Korhan Demirci, Head of Strategic Purchasing at Turkish truck manufacturer Tirsan, explains what that means for the collaboration with Steel Europe.

Not here yet there Practical insight

Not here yet there

Companies that wish to tap into foreign markets have to have an understanding of the local market, cultural sensitivity, and a local presence – or a solid collaboration with a representative like the employees in Heavy Plate.

What signs of quality are important to you? Practical insight

Compact Quiz - Quality

What signs of quality are important to you?

Bumper-to-bumper innovation Technology report

Bumper-to-bumper innovation

A new bumper system has been developed as part of the InCar®plus initiative. The steel girders not only save on weight, they are cheaper too.

Bottrop’s sparkling new star Practical insight

Bottrop’s sparkling new star

From wallflower to eyecatcher: This building is turning heads on the streets of downtown Bottrop thanks to its new and improved facade elements made from pladur® Relief Icecrystal.

A growing business: hot forming Customer portrait

A growing business: hot forming

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe shares its expertise and is rewarded for its efforts, for example in customer Gedia’s transition to hot forming in its production process.

Kuniberg vocational school Practical insight

Renovation of Kuniberg vocational school

The local press, the student newspaper, neighbors – everyone’s talking about the successful interior and exterior renovation of Kuniberg vocational school. At the center of all the attention is the school’s new facade, with panels made of pladur® organic coated steel from thyssenkrupp Steel Europe.

Designer wheels made from steel Innovations

Designer wheels made from steel

Sleek rims and attractive wheels: The steel-CFRP hybrid wheel developed by thyssenkrupp Steel Europe is contributing to reducing costs and weight – while also making the product more environmentally friendly

Steel has many shades of green Practical insight

Steel has many shades of green

Wind power, lightweight design, e-mobility: Three examples that highlight the excellent energy efficiency and sustainability of steel products.

If you sow wind, you shall reap power Technology report

If you sow wind, you shall reap power

Innovative steel products such as non-oriented electrical steel are helping to make wind turbines more efficient – and they go easy on natural resources.

Quiz Practical insight

Quiz

How energy-efficient are you?

Universal stowage space Customer portrait

Universal stowage space

From retail stores to mail-order companies – no matter how big or small the stock room or warehouse, everything needs to be in place. Meta shelving systems help to keep things tidy.

Simulation in action Innovations

Simulation in action

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe uses simulations and crash tests to study vehicle safety. This is an ongoing process that provides a critical basis for product development.

Housings for everything Customer portrait

Housings for everything

What makes metal housings from Saxony such a cool product? Marvin Michel, Managing Director of CooolCase in Dresden, has the story.

Business creates business Expert knowledge

Traveling by water

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe sends its steel products to the port of Antwerp to be shipped out all over the world. The company’s location on the Rhine is certainly a logistical boon.

Special steel products for liquid gas tanks Customer portrait

Special steel products for liquid gas tanks

Liquid gas transportation is booming – and with it the demand for modern tankers. TGE Marine Gas Engineering is one of the world’s market leaders in this sector of the shipbuilding industry – and the company uses cryogenic nickel steels from ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe.

Steel from Duisburg makes design history Customer portrait

Steel from Duisburg makes design history

Mauser has been producing steel pipe and modular furniture since the nineteen twenties, and many of its products are considered classics.

Colorful, durable, and brilliant – Steel’s got style Customer portrait

Colorful, durable, and brilliant – Steel’s got style

Coil-coated flat steel brings variety to building facades, onto the streets, and into private homes. Axel Pohl, Sales Manager of the Color product area, tells us which industries show the most demand for pladur® products and talks about the most popular colors and patterns.

pladur® makes life colorful Practical insight

pladur® makes life colorful

Organically coated steel sheet transforms humdrum walls into colorful facades and turns monochromatic surfaces into exciting designs.

MultiBond in the kitchen – New cutting patterns Practical insight

MultiBond in the kitchen – New cutting patterns

The technology for producing Damascus steel has been around for 2,500 years. In ancient times, it was used to forge blades of extraordinary strength and sharpness.

Gearing up for electromobility Technology report

Gearing up for electromobility

New types of electrical steel make it possible: The torque of the electric motor is increased, while a modified rotor shaft decreases the weight of the entire rotor.

More than just good ideas Expert knowledge

More than just good ideas

With InCar® plus, thyssenkrupp has continued to build upon its comprehensive development project in the area of automotive manufacturing, and in doing so, the company has combined expertise from three different business areas. Axel Grüneklee is the overall coordinator for all individual projects and employees.

Steel earns its stripes Practical insight

Steel earns its stripes

Steel’s got style. Prof. Dr. Joan Sofron is to the field of facades what Sir Paul Smith is to the fashion world.

Open the door Customer portrait

Open the door

Garage door specialist Hörmann has purchased over two million metric tons of steel from Steel Europe to date.

Thinking outside-the-box for precision steel Customer portrait

Thinking outside-the-box for precision steel

Experts at the Swiss Jansen Group and Steel Europe meet to discuss their outside-the-the box ideas for winning over new markets.

Car of the future Innovations

Car of the future

With its InCar® plus development project, thyssenkrupp presents over 40 new drive, chassis and steering control and body technology.

Pretty long friends Customer portrait

Pretty long friends

A parade of giants: The lattice boom, crawler, telescope, and mobile cranes extend into the sky, in some cases even 50 meters high.

Wind power from Bavaria for Löw’s World Cup team Customer portrait

Wind power from Bavaria for Löw’s World Cup team

Power for Schweinsteiger and his teammates: Specialized wind turbines from Europoles ensured that the German quarters always had enough power at the World Cup in Brazil.

Attractive outer paneling made easy Technology report

Attractive outer paneling made easy

Steel Europe has now brought two highly effective corrosion protection coatings to maturity – for use with visible car body outer paneling parts.

500 meters of cold strips per minute Customer portrait

500 meters of cold strips per minute

The company Risse + Wilke from Iserlohn can now offer higher precision manufacturing than ever before with a new, ultra-modern Duo re-rolling stand.

Jörg Paffrath Expert knowledge

We make it possible

End-to-end provider Sales Industry is an ideal material partner for flat steel. No matter how diverse, customer requirements are rapidly implemented down to a T. Jörg Paffrath explains why this is possible and what is being done to keep it that way.

Harder and thinner than steel armour plate Practical insight

Harder and thinner than steel armour plate

The new high-grade manganese steel is extremely strong, and can still be processed easily – for example to build high-security cash transporters. This material is now an award winner.

Customers save time and money Technology report

Customers save time and money

Steel Europe bundles its hot forming activities with a unique modeling and simulation system in Dortmund.

The new sales Practical insight

The new sales

Better, faster, closer to the markets – in answer to the challenges posed by international markets, thyssenkrupp Steel Europe has restructured key leadership functions.

Dr. Heribert R. Fischer Matthias Horx Expert knowledge

Who isn’t looking for the next Gyro Gearloose?

In today’s competitive world, only the innovative survive. But who can provide a company with the best conditions for this?

Quantum of the Seas Customer portrait

Swimming cities

Steel Europe partner Meyer Werft builds spectacular cruise liners for customers from all over the world
The stern of the ‘Quantum of the Seas’ rises up like a steel skyscraper, nearly touching the ceiling of Meyer’s largest dry dock.

The hot strip Practical insight

250 million euros for thinner strips

Steel Europe is renovating its hot-strip rolling mill in Duisburg.

Dr. Martin Goede Expert knowledge

“It’s in the Mix”

Why do Volkswagen and thyssenkrupp Steel Europe cooperate so closely in the area of lightweight vehicle construction? And why is it so important, here in particular, to get the customer involved at an early stage? An interview with Dr. Martin Goede, Head of Technology Planning and Development at Volkswagen.

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