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Components Technology, 2016-07-18, 03:00 PM

thyssenkrupp Rotek Upgrades Ring Mill Capabilities in Midsize Diameter Range

AURORA, Ohio (July 18, 2016) – Rotek Incorporated, a thyssenkrupp company, is on schedule to complete a multimillion dollar equipment upgrade to its current seamless rolled ring manufacturing facility which will officially begin service on September 1, 2016. The upgrade adds a new RAW 200/160 ring mill to its plant and increases the present ring roll capabilities of forgings in the range of 15" to 155" O.D. (outside diameter). The midsize diameter range creates rings often used on off-shore oil platforms, oil pipelines, substructures for large cranes and tool and die components.

“By strengthening our capabilities in this critical diameter range, we are better able to provide faster delivery times to customers in the construction equipment as well as oil and gas markets which are vital to our business,” said Mark Girman, CEO of thyssenkrupp Rotek.

thyssenkrupp Rotek’s slewing bearings and forged rings continue to be important structural and connection elements used in mechanical engineering, cranes used in harbors, ship decks, trucks and construction sites as well as excavators and antenna systems. thyssenkrupp bearings and rings are also found in aviation and aerospace, offshore technology, rail vehicles, telescopes, tunneling machines, solar energy plants as well as wind energy and underwater turbines.

About thyssenkrupp

Globally, thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods and services businesses. Around 155,000 employees in nearly 80 countries work with passion and technological expertise to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2014/2015 thyssenkrupp generated worldwide sales of around €43 billion.

About thyssenkrupp in North America

In North America, thyssenkrupp oversees about 40 companies in the United States, Canada and México. In fiscal year 2014/2015, thyssenkrupp generated sales of €9.8 billion approximately in the region, accounting for almost 23% of the Group’s total sales. Rotek Incorporated is a thyssenkrupp company and the North American leading manufacturer of slewing bearings (including ball and roller slewing bearings and wire-race slewing bearings). Furthermore, thyssenkrupp Rotek is a market leader for seamless forged steel and non-ferrous metal rings. For more information about thyssenkrupp in North America, visit www.thyssenkrupp-north-america.com/.

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