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Automotive and Aerospace Oct 11, 2018 11:00 AM

thyssenkrupp awarded another major order for body-in-white production lines

  • thyssenkrupp System Engineering to supply highly automated, flexible body production lines for the new Mercedes-Benz C Class

thyssenkrupp body production lines for smart fortwo in Hambach, Daimler

Manufacturing of the body of the smart fortwo in Hambach

thyssenkrupp System Engineering has received a further major car body production order from Daimler. The engineering specialist is to supply highly automated body-in-white (BIW) lines for the production of the new Mercedes-Benz C Class. The order includes the planning, engineering, manufacture, installation and commissioning of the lines.

The BIW lines will be used to manufacture the bodies for a number of variants of the new C Class including saloon, station wagon, coupé, convertible and SUV. They will integrate more than 600 industrial robots.

Ingo Steinkrüger, CEO of thyssenkrupp System Engineering: “This order is a further important milestone in the close and longstanding partnership with our customer. In the automotive sector, today’s increasingly broad model ranges demand ever more flexible production processes. Our systems make it possible to produce different body variants – from compact models to saloons – flexibly and in short cycle times on one line.”

The German premium car manufacturer and thyssenkrupp have already collaborated on various car body production projects in the past, including the planning and manufacturing of production lines for the body of the smart fortwo in Hambach, Germany.

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 aviation industry. The company is a strong and reliable partner that supports its customers in optimizing their value chains and efficiency.

For more information visit: www.thyssenkrupp-system-engineering.com