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.
thyssenkrupp Steel Europe is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-grade flat steel. With around 27,000 employees, we supply high-quality steel products for innovative and demanding applications in a wide range of industries. Customer-specific material solutions and services associated with the material steel round off our range of services.
ANDRITZ is an international technology group providing plants, systems, equipment, and services for various industries. The company is one of the technology and global market leaders in the hydropower business, the pulp and paper industry, the metal working and steel industries, and in solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial segments. In addition, the company is active in power generation (steam boiler plants, biomass power plants, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and environmental technology (flue gas and exhaust gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard, as well as recycling plants.
ANDRITZ stands for passion, partnership, perspectives and versatility – core values to which the company is committed. The listed Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria. With almost 170 years of experience, over 29,000 employees, and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries worldwide, ANDRITZ is a reliable and competent partner and helps its customers to achieve their corporate and sustainability goals.