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thyssenkrupp rothe erde is a corporation that has been part of the international group of companies of the thyssenkrupp AG since 1992.

The headquarter is based in Germany (Dortmund). Central functions for the business unit are provided from here.

A global brand with a local presence - this is the corporate structure of thyssenkrupp rothe erde. A total of approx. 7,000 people are employed in 11 companies worldwide. Our subsidiaries are based across four continents:

  • Europe (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, Slovakia)

  • Asia (China, Japan, India)

  • North America (USA)

  • South America (Brazil)

The management of our business unit consists of CEO Winfried Schulte, COO Dr. Wilfried Spintig and CFO Philipp Conze.

Here is an overview of our management
World map

Company structure worldwide - The production sites

 

Slewing bearings, rolling bearings and seamlessly rolled rings as well as their components are manufactured in 15 plants worldwide. The components are mainly obtained from in-house production in order to guarantee the high quality of the products.

The plants manufacture the products in different sizes for different areas of application, so that a diverse product portfolio can be offered.

A close cooperation between the individual companies is essential in order to implement individual customer requirements. An example: The intercontinental cooperation between our subsidiaries based in Germany, Slovakia and Japan made it possible to realize a project for a Chinese customer. As part of this project, the three companies manufactured main bearings for wind turbines. You can find more information about the project here.

thyssenkrupp rothe erde locations

Drone shot from the plant of thyssenkrupp rothe erde Germany GmbH

thyssenkrupp rothe erde Germany GmbH

Germany

Seamless rolled rings: diameter of up to 8,000 mm | Slewing bearings: diameter of up to 10,000 mm (Larger segmented bearings: diameter up to 25,000 mm)

Drone shot from the plant of thyssenkrupp rothe erde Italy S.p.A.

thyssenkrupp rothe erde Italy S.p.A.

Italy

Slewing bearings: diameters of up to 2,500 mm

Drone shot from the plant of thyssenkrupp rothe erde Spain S.A.

thyssenkrupp rothe erde Spain S.A.

Spain

Slewing bearings: diameters of up to 3,500 mm

Drone shot from the plant of thyssenkrupp rothe erde Slovakia a.s.

thyssenkrupp rothe erde Slovakia a.s.

Slovakia

Slewing bearings: diameters of up to 4,000 mm | Rolling bearings: diameters of up to 4,000 mm

Drone shot from the plant of thyssenkrupp rothe erde UK Ltd.

thyssenkrupp rothe erde UK Ltd.

Great Britain

Slewing bearings: diameters of up to 2,200 mm

Drone shot from the plant of thyssenkrupp rothe erde USA Inc.

thyssenkrupp rothe erde USA Inc.

USA

Slewing bearings: diameters of up to 5,000 mm | Seamless rolled rings: diameters up to 4,000 mm

Drone shot from the plant of thyssenkrupp Brazil Ltda – Division rothe erde

thyssenkrupp Brazil Ltda – Division rothe erde

Brazil

Slewing bearings: diameters of up to 3,500 mm

Drone shot from the plant of Xuzhou Rothe Erde Slewing Bearing Co., Ltd.

Xuzhou Rothe Erde Slewing Bearing Co., Ltd

China

Slewing bearings: diameters of up to 6,000 mm

Drone shot from the plant of thyssenkrupp rothe erde (Xuzhou) Ring Mill Co. Ltd.

thyssenkrupp rothe erde (Xuzhou) Ring Mill Co. Ltd.

China

Seamless rolled rings: diameters of up to 5,000 mm

Drone shot from the plant of thyssenkrupp rothe erde Japan Ltd.

thyssenkrupp rothe erde Japan Ltd.

Japan

Slewing bearings: diameters of up to 5,000 mm

Drone shot from the plant of Rothe Erde India Private Ltd.

Rothe Erde India Private Ltd.

India

Slewing bearings: diameters of up to 4,000 mm

Global sales network

To ensure a perfect customer orientation, sales are carried out locally and decentral via the respective national companies.

In addition to our 11 subsidiaries, thyssenkrupp rothe erde works locally with carefully selected distributors and representatives all over the world in order to be able to make the products globally accessible to our customers. Thanks to our local contacts, we can benefit from cultural know-how and market knowledge around the world. Click here for our world map.