thyssenkrupp opens new damper plant in Romania
by Hans Diederichs
thyssenkrupp opened a new automotive components plant in Sibiu, Romania. The new site in Sibiu will produce dampers for customers including Daimler, Jaguar Land Rover and Porsche. The company built the new damper plant at a cost of around 60 million euros.
Dr. Karsten Kroos, CEO of thyssenkrupp’s automotive division: “This is an investment not only in the targeted expansion of our European production network but also in newly obtained customer projects and new technologies. In Sibiu we will manufacture dampers to the highest technical standards for installation in our customers’ premium models. At the same time we are in the process of industrializing an entirely new generation of dampers for highly automated intelligent chassis systems.”
Active dampers of this kind no longer simply react to driving situations and road surfaces, they respond proactively to counter the forces acting on the chassis and provide an extremely smooth and comfortable driving experience.
thyssenkrupp has been producing dampers in Sibiu since 1996. The new plant is an extension to the existing production site. The company produces both components and complete damper systems for automotive OEMs and aftermarket suppliers. thyssenkrupp’s investment has created more than 350 new jobs at the Sibiu location, which now employs around 1,000 people.
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