Gestamp purchases zero-carbon steel from SSAB

Gestamp has signed an agreement with Swedish steelmaker SSAB for the purchase of fossil-free steel for its body-in-white and chassis system production, Kallanish learns from the Spanish automotive component company.

According to Gestamp, the agreement represents a new step in the long-standing partnership with SSAB that comprises a variety of actions addressing all aspects of the development chain, from sales to production to testing of steel products.

“This partnership will further strengthen our position in the development of innovatively designed and sustainable automotive parts for increasingly safer and lighter vehicles, thus reducing energy consumption and environmental impact,” Gestamp chief purchasing officer Javier Imaz says. “The agreement enforces Gestamp’s ESG strategy related to the circular economy that the company is applying throughout its business model.”

SSAB plans to deliver fossil-free steel to the market on a commercial scale in 2026 and to largely eliminate CO2 emissions from its operations by 2030. During the steelmaking process, coking coal will be replaced by renewable electricity and hydrogen.

Todor Kirkov Bulgaria