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At thyssenkrupp Steel, ‘tomorrow’ stands for innovations.

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.

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.

Stefan Myslowicki 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Interview with Marc S. Tenbieg Customer portrait

„Time to internationalize!”

While the German Mittelstand enjoys an excellent reputation the world around, competition at home continues to grow. Marc S. Tenbieg, Managing Director of the German Association for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (DMB), recommends increasing trade in export.

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: Dr. Thomas Pretorius (thyssenkrupp Steel Europe) and Prof. Alexander Hartmaier Expert knowledge

„Better materials, better components”

What type of work is done at the Interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Materials Simulation (ICAMS) in Bochum? Dr. Thomas Pretorius (l.) from thyssenkrupp Steel Europe and Prof. Alexander Hartmaier explain.

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.

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.

Major test in Australia Innovations

Major test in Australia

thyssenkrupp is preparing for the World Solar Challenge: The world championship for solar-powered cars will take place between Darwin and Adelaide this October. The thyssenkrupp team will hit the road in its ‘SunRiser.’

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 Innovations

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 Quiz

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.

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.

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

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.

Like knocking on wood: pladur® Relief Wood Practical insight

Like knocking on wood: pladur® Relief Wood

First impressions count – and that’s what swayed MOST Mobile in favor of pladur® Relief Wood.

Megacities – Traffic moves into the third dimension Innovations

Megacities – Traffic moves into the third dimension

Over the next 15 years two thirds of the world’s population will live in metropolitan regions. City planners must create an infrastructure concept to match – and InnoCity could be the solution.

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.

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.

“We offer customers the perfect solution.” Expert knowledge

“We offer customers the perfect solution.”

InCar® plus is a forward-thinking, all-round package for the automotive industry.

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.

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.

“We see the automotive industry as driving forward technology.” Expert knowledge

“We see the automotive industry as driving forward technology.”

Steel is the dominant material in cars. What is thyssenkrupp Steel Europe doing so that it stays this way?

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.

Plug connectors Customer portrait

Innovation in just seconds

A revolutionary hose coupling from Austrian-based manufacturer HENN is successful across the globe. Steel Europe supplies the material.

The sandwich effect Innovations

The sandwich effect

Lighter, more affordable, higher quality: Steel Europe develops hybrid material litecor® for car bodies.

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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