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Logo 160 years thyssenkrupp rothe erde under slewing bearing, balloons on the corners

160 years thyssenkrupp rothe erde - time to celebrate!

We are celebrating our anniversary!

Air balloon lifting up a slewing bearing

We are moving the world since 1861. A lot has happened in the last 160 years of our company history. Old records provide an exciting glimpse into the past: From the company's founding in 1861 by our founding father Carl Ruetz, who acquired the Paulinenhütte and relocated his plant from Aachen to Dortmund, up to its integration into the thyssenkrupp group almost 140 years after its founding. A past that has made us to what we are today - the global market leader for slewing bearings and one of the world's leading manufacturers of seamless rolled rings and rolling bearings.

As such, we are very proud of our customers, suppliers and of course our employees, who in over 11 companies in 10 countries give their best every day.

So what could be more obvious than celebrating our anniversary with our diverse partners?

Get ready for a varied and creative anniversary.

160 years of history

Timeline from 1861 to 2021

Would you like to learn more about our milestones in the last 160 years? Click here to find out more.

Alone at the start line - together to the finish!

Kneeling athlete, text "Together for unicef".

On October 17th 2021, the first global charity run by thyssenkrupp rothe erde took place.

thyssenkrupp rothe erde donated € 1 per kilometer and employee to UNICEF for the benefit of disadvantaged children.


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160 years thyssenkrupp rothe erde is celebrated worldwide

Campaign graphic, text "Happy Birthday thyssenkrupp rothe erde".

Birthday wishes from all over the world

As part of our 160th anniversary, we received congratulations from our colleagues worldwide. Click on the video to take a look at these special birthday greetings.

Employee kneeling in front of a psl® rolling bearing

thyssenkrupp rothe erde Slovakia a.s. looks back on the heaviest psl® spherical roller bearing manufactured in the history of the company

The psl® rolling bearing, which was intended for a heavy-duty industrial application in a cement plant, weighs nearly 6 tons and has an outer diameter of over 1,700 mm. Way to go!