Apr 2013, CT-ECC, Press release
ThyssenKrupp sets milestone in Nanjing
New truck crankshaft factory inaugurated
As part of its strategic development program ThyssenKrupp is focusing firmly on the markets of the future. With orders and projects worth more than five billion dollars, China is the company’s most important market in Asia. ThyssenKrupp is now opening a new truck crankshaft factory in the Chinese metropolis of Nanjing. The integrated technology group is already a market leader in Europe, the NAFTA region and South America. The factory in China, built at a cost of roughly 190 million USD, will close a gap in this important market. ThyssenKrupp Engine Components Co. Ltd. will employ approx. 650 people and produce up to 345,000 crankshafts a year.
Nanjing is the ideal location for the production of truck crankshafts. The Yangtze region is home to the key electrical, petrochemical, iron and steel, energy, auto and engine industries. International automotive manufacturers and suppliers such as Volkswagen, Fiat, Iveco and Bosch have production sites here. In addition, numerous Chinese and international engine manufacturers have located in the east of China. With its new site in Nanjing, ThyssenKrupp will be in an even better position to develop and manufacture attractive solutions and products for its customers.
About ThyssenKrupp Forging Group
ThyssenKrupp Forging Group is part of the ThyssenKrupp Components Technology business area. ThyssenKrupp Metalurgica Campo Limpo, ThyssenKrupp Gerlach and ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft Company are the leading companies with operations worldwide assuring flexibility based on well-matched production lines. The Group target is to deliver innovative products and engineering competence with a high value to the customer.