Just Auto reported that Thyssenkrupp has launched Automotive Body Solutions business unit, specialising in body assembly and production of lightweight components, by splitting up of the System Engineering business unit which previously combined the supplier's various automotive engineering businesses. CEO Mr Falk Nuessle said: "As an independent body maker we can take a more entrepreneurial approach and respond more quickly to market requirements. We are combining know how in conventional assembly line construction with our expertise in the production of body components to offer our customers tailored and proven solutions for all aspects of body production from a single source." Thyssenkrupp Automotive Body Solutions business unit expertise includes development, prototyping, tooling and line construction plus in-house body parts production. Over recent months, the organisation and processes have been fully integrated. In its new structure the company has five development and production locations in Germany and a further six in other countries. Thyssenkrupp Automotive Body Solutions currently employs 2,300 people worldwide with around 2,000 based in Germany. Current OEM customers include Mercedes-AMG, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Lamborghini, Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, Aston Martin and Tesla. Thyssenkrupp in May 2020 had said that System Engineering would be broken up, with two sub units, car body solutions and lightweight solutions, becoming part of the Automotive Technology division. The remaining parts battery solutions and powertrain solutions are shifted to the Multi Tracks unit. The newly formed Automotive Body Solutions business unit is part of Thyssenkrupp Automotive Technology, the automotive supply and service segment of the Thyssenkrupp group.