Construction, buildings & infrastructure – innovations for urban transformation
Our cities are growing rapidly. According to forecasts, the number of people living in cities is set to increase by three billion in the next 30 years. This will pose challenges for transport and traffic – and above all for infrastructure and the design of buildings.
With our business areas, we at thyssenkrupp have our sights set firmly on the future. We are working hard to develop innovative products and solutions that will make everyday life easier.
Urbanization in the developing world means that demand for cement will remain high. Cement production is an energy-intensive process that traditionally uses coal, gas and oil to fire the kilns; as a result, CO2 emissions from cement plants are very high. To reduce these emissions, we offer technologies that use alternative fuels and raw materials (AFR). In addition to biomass materials such as sewage sludge, paper and wood, these include residues and waste materials such as domestic and commercial refuse. Many of these alternative materials can be converted into high-grade fuels. Thanks to the latest technology, 60 percent of fossil primary fuels are already being replaced in this way in Germany, and roughly 20 percent in the rest of Europe. We offer equipment for both thermal and mechanical processing. We already build plants that can be operated entirely using alternative fuels. This not only improves the efficiency of new plants, it also helps significantly reduce the use of scarce fossil resources.
At thyssenkrupp we develop our innovations for urban transformation together with our customers. With our long experience, sound knowledge of the industry, and our eye for detail, we create products and solutions that are already visibly shaping the growing cities of tomorrow.
thyssenkrupp, through its Berco product line, is one of the world’s biggest suppliers of undercarriage components for tracked vehicles used in the construction market. We design and produce parts and complete undercarriage systems and supply them direct to manufacturers’ assembly lines and the aftermarket segment. As well as products from our standard range we also offer special designs tailored to specific customer requirements.
In addition to our broad product portfolio we can also provide customers with the benefit of our experience and engineering expertise in the design and development of new vehicles. A wide range of services rounds out the thyssenkrupp capability spectrum.