ThyssenKrupp expands automotive camshaft production in Chemnitz

September 13, 2013

September 13, 2013

ThyssenKrupp is building a new production facility for assembled camshafts at its Chemnitz plant, Saxony, Germany.  Sven Morlok, Saxony’s State Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport, and Petra Wesseler, the Mayoress of Chemnitz responsible for urban development and construction, took part in a groundbreaking ceremony in July 2013. Construction work is scheduled for completion by the end of the year.

Frank Riemer-Keller, managing director of ThyssenKrupp Presta Chemnitz said that the company has been producing assembled camshafts in Chemnitz since 2007 and has recently succeeded in winning new customers and securing order growth not only in the production of assembled camshafts for car engines, but also for the manufacture of assembled truck camshafts.

Camshafts are an essential component of an internal combustion engine. They are responsible for the intake of air for the combustion process and evacuation of exhaust gases from the engine block. ThyssenKrupp has six production sites around the world in Germany, Liechtenstein, China and the USA turning out over 25 million camshafts a year. Two further plants in China and Brazil are currently under construction.

The company claims to be the world market leader in assembled camshafts and is continuously optimising this established technology in line with the latest findings and requirements. Compared with conventional one-piece cast camshafts, assembled camshafts made from different materials are lighter and stronger offering weight savings of 40% compared with a conventional camshaft.  

Assembled camshafts can use powder metallurgy components such as cam lobes, target/sensor rings, and bearing journals, depending on the properties requirement for specific engine applications.  

September 13, 2013

In the latest issue of PM Review…

Download PDF

Extensive Powder Metallurgy industry news coverage, and the following exclusive deep-dive articles and reports:

  • Höganäs’ fourth reinvention: Creating sustainable metal powders for automotive electrification
  • Powder Metallurgy in China: Markets, applications and the impact of vehicle electrification
  • Taking control of your metal powder supply chain: Blue Power’s solutions for in-house atomisation
  • Shaping the future: Dorst Technologies on digitisation, data and the PM ‘smart factory’
  • JPMA Awards 2022: PM process innovations supporting the route to carbon neutrality

The latest news from the world of metal powders, delivered to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of PM Review, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our weekly newsletter.

Sign up

Join our community

Discover our magazine archive…

The free-to-access PM Review magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of Powder Metallurgy from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading PM part manufacturers, metal powder manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.


Browse the archive


Looking for PM production equipment, metal powders, R&D support and more?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our
advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of PM Review magazine.

  • Powders & materials
  • Powder process, classification & analysis
  • PM products
  • Atomisers & powder production technology
  • Compaction presses, tooling & ancillaries
  • Sintering equipment & ancillaries
  • Post-processing
  • Consulting & toll sintering
Download PDF
Share via
Copy link