Fibre reinforced plastics are a cross sectional technology in the ThyssenKrupp group. Five out of six business areas are currently active in this key technology field. In 2013 the group-wide TechCenter Carbon Composites was founded in order to focus the competencies and to foster further developments and applications. The numerous ThyssenKrupp operating units possess broad know-how in the industry sectors automotive, aerospace, naval and plant-engineering. As large diversified industrial company ThyssenKrupps knowledge of composites is not restricted to the application, furthermore the group companies can provide diverse manufacturing skills and capabilities as well. ThyssenKrupp offers products and services throughout the complete value chain of composites beginning with material selection, product design and simulation up to process development, tools, assembly systems and the industrial scale serial production.