Premal A. Desai and Andreas Winiarski on Industrie 4.0
From startup to car manufacturer
“People have shortcomings”
Valentin Nowotny speaks about harmony in a group and agile companies.
Staying in shape
thyssenkrupp now also delivers custom shaped blanks thanks to cooperation between the steelmaking and service operations.
Making use of steel mill gas
thyssenkrupp launched the Carbon2Chem® project to research ways to economically utilize CO2.
Steel heals itself
Dierk Raabe of MPI is on the lookout for smart materials.
We are gaining speed
The NGOflex campaign aims to provide fast, flexible deliveries.
“James Bond himself would be jealous”
Researchers in Aachen are studying how cars will be driven in the future.
Crashing on command
From now on, thyssenkrupp’s Steel division can conduct even more crash tests at the Dortmund, Germany location.
“We think outside the box.”
Service is a top priority in thyssenkrupp’s Steel division.
Once again, three forward-looking projects were recognized at the Steel Innovation Contest.
“More room for creativity”
Germany’s powers of innovation can only be harnessed if both industrial concerns and the engineers working for them are prepared for change. An interview with Ralph Appel, Executive Director of the Association of German Engineers (VDI).
It’s all in the mix
A new sinter test facility determines the most efficient and environmentally friendly way to use raw materials.
Why has thyssenkrupp changed its lettering and logo? And what does the new trade mark mean for the steel industry? Andreas J. Goss, CEO of thyssenkrupp Steel, and Michael Trautmann of the creative agency thjnk explain.
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.
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?
“There is still a lot more to do”
Where can improvements be made at thyssenkrupp Steel? And how can they be implemented? Sudhakar Sivaji, who is responsible for corporate planning, development, and strategic orientation, is looking for answers to these questions.
„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.
„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
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.
Quality is a promise that lasts
Robert Schmitt, Dean at RWTH Aachen University, and Rudolf Schönenberg, Head of Quality Management at thyssenkrupp Steel Europe, discuss how they define quality.
How eco-friendly is steel?
Andreas Theuer heads the Environmental and Climate Protection / Sustainability division at thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG. In this interview, he explains why steel is an ecological resource.
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.
“Knowledge creates ideas. Industry creates solutions.”
Hans Jürgen Kerkhoff, President of the German Steel Federation (WV Stahl), and Matthias Kleiner, President of the Leibniz Association, spoke about the significance of research and the economy for our society.
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.
“We offer customers the perfect solution.”
InCar® plus is a forward-thinking, all-round package for the automotive industry.
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.
“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.