thyssenkrupp Crankshaft Companyis a leading manufacturer of high-quality forged and machined crankshafts for heavy duty commercial trucks, automobiles, and farming and construction equipment. The company’s products are used in the majority of the original equipment manufacturers like Caterpillar, John Deere, Cummins and Ford.

With its U.S. headquarters in Danville, Illinois along with forging facilities there and in nearby Veedersburg, Indiana, thyssenkrupp Crankshaft has grown into a top employer in Illinois since 1991, employing about 450 people.

They are part of a global forging group, with the main office located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. With facilities in Europe, Asia, North and South America, the Forging Group produces a broad range of forged and ready to install machined crankshafts and related engine components.

The North America Regional Office is in Chicago, Illinois. The United States continues to be a vital market for thyssenkrupp. U.S. sales were more than $6 billion in FY2015/2016 and thyssenkrupp’s U.S. subsidiary companies employed 14,800. ThyssenKrupp’s U.S. subsidiary companies offer a range of products and services, including automotive components, elevators, escalators, moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, material trading and industrial services, and plant construction.

Global Headquarters is located in Essen, Germany. thyssenkrupp has 150,000 employees in over 80 countries working with passion and expertise to develop solutions for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2015/2016 thyssenkrupp generated sales of €39 billion.

thyssenkrupp is a full service supplier that provides, testing, finish machining, heat treatment, rough machining, forging operations, forging tooling, rough part development, materials management, finish part development including assembly and design work. The company’s engineering expertise includes CAD 3D modeling, CAE finite elements, CAT Forging dies, CAE Forgings, and Final Product design. Through the use of advanced technology and high levels of automation, they are able to reduce cycle times and changeover times. thyssenkrupp is well known for its very efficient, modern forging lines for crankshafts. In addition, they have machining capabilities for those forged products that require this process. These crankshafts weigh up to 400 pounds, but they precisely machine them to tolerances of fractions of micrometers!

From initial design through final product, which includes material selection, forging design, tooling design and simulation, forging operation, CMM data, and material property testing, the company’s full service capabilities set them apart from their competitors. By providing strong technical support, they enable their customers to gain an edge globally.

What You Will See

  • Production Site of Machined Crankshafts
  • Advanced Technology with high levels of automation


Where You Find Our Products

Our products from Danville ship to North America, India, China, and Europe. Our forging group has manufacturing capabilities in Brazil, Mexico, U.S., Germany, China, and India which help provide both local and global sourcing to meet our customer’s needs.



When You Go

  • Safety glasses will be provided.
  • Ages 10 and above. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult..
  • A waiver must be signed.
  • All tour participants must be accompanied by a thyssenkrupp employee that was specifically assigned to conduct tours.
  • No phones/cameras.
  • Close-toed and close-heel shoes required.
  • Long pants. (No shorts or skirts)


How To Find Us

thyssenkrupp Crankshaft Company
1000 Lynch Road | Danville, IL

Located on Lynch Road, just north of the intersection of Lynch and Main.

Vermilion Advantage | 15 N. Walnut St. | Danville, IL 61832 | 217.442.6201