Automotive and Aerospace, 2018-07-26, 02:00 PM
thyssenkrupp inaugurates new production site in Mühlacker
- Fully automated production of body platforms for electric vehicles with more than 200 robots
- Around 170 jobs will be created
- Construction completed in less than nine months
thyssenkrupp System Engineering, an international system partner to the automobile industry, today inaugurated a new production site for body platforms for electric vehicles in Mühlacker in Baden-Württemberg. Around 170 new jobs will be created on the 60,000m² site. Construction of the new facility was completed in less than nine months.
Fully automatic production will start in Mühlacker in 2019. More than 200 robots fitted with the latest safety sensors will be used in the plant. thyssenkrupp System Engineering covers the entire process chain for body production – from the design of tooling and equipment to the installation and commissioning of the fully automated equipment to the manufacture of prototypes and production bodies.
Ingo Steinkrüger, CEO of thyssenkrupp System Engineering: “The new plant in Mühlacker will help drive forward e-mobility. It continues our path of innovation and growth. I would like to thank the town of Mühlacker, the developers greenfield development and the construction companies for their outstanding collaboration.”
Town councilor and deputy mayor Dr. Jens Hanf: “Mühlacker is happy to be making an important contribution to the mobility of the future.”
thyssenkrupp System Engineering has been a system partner to the automobile industry for more than 100 years. Technically complex assembly jobs are part of the company’s core competencies. Its customers in the body area include Daimler, Audi, McLaren and Lamborghini.
About thyssenkrupp System Engineering:
thyssenkrupp System Engineering is an international systems partner for all key elements of the car body and powertrain process chains in the automotive industry. Its capabilities also include automation solutions for electric storage and drive systems, solutions for innovative lightweight designs as well as lines and test systems for the aircraft industry. The company is a strong and reliable partner that supports its customers in optimizing their value chains and efficiency.
About thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions:
The Industrial Solutions business area at thyssenkrupp is a leading partner for the engineering, construction and service of industrial plants and systems. Based on more than 200 years of experience we supply tailored, turnkey plants and components for customers in the chemical, fertilizer, cement, mining and steel industries. As a system partner to the automotive, aerospace and naval sectors we develop highly specialized solutions to meet the individual requirements of our customers. More than 21,000 employees at over 100 locations form a global network with a technology portfolio that guarantees maximum productivity and cost-efficiency.
Company blog: engineered.thyssenkrupp.com