ArcelorMittal, Gestamp develop low-carbon steel parts

ArcelorMittal says it has agreed to partner with Spanish automotive component producer Gestamp to develop production of low-carbon-emission steel parts for the automotive sector in Spain and throughout Europe.

Both companies will cooperate on sustainability and work closely to ensure the steelmaker’s products meet all of Gestamp’s technical requirements, ArcelorMittal tells Kallanish.

“In this process, Gestamp has a very important role in validating the low-carbon emissions steel produced by ArcelorMittal in order to meet the standards of excellence its automotive clients need,” the steelmaker observes. Using Usibor 1500 made with “XCarb” recycled and renewably produced substrate, Gestamp has successfully trialled the first parts in press-hardening steel. This material is ultra-high-strength and therefore enables car manufacturers to achieve excellent weight reductions across the vehicle.

“Our work with our valued customer Gestamp to use our XCarb recycled and renewably produced to manufacture ultra-high strength steel to help carmakers decarbonise their supply chain is a beacon for our industry,” ArcelorMittal Europe chief executive Geert Van Poelvoorde explains. “A few years ago, we did not think it would be technically possible to do this, but today we are on the brink of supplying low-carbon emissions steel for large-scale automotive production.”

Todor Kirkov Bulgaria