thyssenkrupp rothe erde Germany GmbH

We are one of the global market leaders in slewing bearings and specialize in the production of rolling bearings and seamless rolled rings.

Rothe Erde is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of slewing bearings and specializes in the production of rolling bearings and seamless rolled rings. In cross-industry collaborations, customer-specific solutions are developed that are unique in terms of design, material properties, quality and load capacity.

With 14 plants in ten countries, thyssenkrupp Rothe Erde products and services are available worldwide. This enables us to offer our global customers innovative, reliable solutions for demanding applications, for example in the renewable energy, construction and infrastructure, mechanical and plant engineering or transportation and conveyor technology industries. Every month, 6,000 experienced and highly qualified employees transform 15,000 tons of steel to meet customer-specific requirements worldwide.

rothe erde® slewing bearings and rings have been state of the art worldwide and in all areas of technology for decades. As important construction and connecting elements, rothe® slewing bearings and rings have proven themselves in mechanical engineering, in harbor, ship, car and construction cranes as well as in excavators, antenna systems, in aerospace, in offshore technology, in rail vehicles, telescopes or tunnel boring machines and in current and tidal power plants. Rothe Erde is one of the most important suppliers of slewing bearings for onshore and offshore wind turbines. Since the beginning of development, Rothe Erde has been supplying the manufacturers of these turbines and is still listed with all well-known OEMs worldwide. The high quality of the products and their continuous improvement as well as the customer-specific design are ensured by the world’s largest research and development center for slewing bearings with 10,700 m2.

In addition to the main plants in Dortmund and Lippstadt, Rothe Erde has an international presence with subsidiaries in the UK, Italy, Spain, France, USA, Brazil, India, Japan and China as well as representatives in all major industrialized countries.


Slewing bearings




World wide: 6000

Germany: 1800

South Westphalia: 1200



Takeover of Lippstädter Eisen- und Metallwerke GmbH by the Dortmund-Hörder-Hüttenverein and the Rothe Erde ironworks


Relocation and production of rothe erde® slewing rings and slewing bearings to Lippstadt


Foundation of the first US production facility; expansion to Japan, Italy, England, Brazil and Spain in the 60s and 70s


Through the merger of Thyssen AG and Krupp AG, Rothe Erde becomes part of the ThyssenKrupp Group


Foundation of a production facility in India


160th anniversary of the company


Inauguration of additional production capacities, a new training workshop and the modern customer and training center „Ingenium“ at the Lippstadt site


thyssenkrupp rothe erde Germany GmbH
Beckumer Str. 87
Standort Dortmund
Tremoniastraße 5-11

Phone +49 2941 7410

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