The Schuler Group, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, will supply – via its affiliate Farina – one of the world's largest and also most advanced mechanical forging systems of this kind to thyssenkrupp Gerlach, Germany.
With 16,000 tons of pressing force, 1,700 tons in weight and a height of ten meters, the Farina forging press will form truck front axles and crankshafts at the Homburg site as from 2021. Farina also delivered a 4,000-ton forging press to thyssenkrupp in 2006.
The main press of the new forging line will be the world's first eccentric press of this size, capacity and output to go into operation. 360,000 forged components per year will be produced.
The plant in Homburg has long been one of the most efficient production sites in thyssenkrupp’s global forging network. It is market leader for forged crankshafts, supplying automotive customers worldwide.
Farina is the leading European supplier of forged lines in the mid-price segment. The company with headquarters in Suello, northern Italy, has been part of the Schuler Group since 2018.