Tata Steel expands low-emission steel supply to automotive

Tata Steel says its Dutch unit has signed a new memorandum of understanding with German automotive group GEDIA for the supply of steel with a lower environmental footprint.

GEDIA manufactures lightweight structural body parts for many automotive manufacturers globally.

Tata Steel will initially supply GEDIA with Zeremis Carbon Lite, steel with an allocated carbon footprint reduction of up to 90%, including emissions in scope 1, 2 and 3. In future, this supply will transition towards Zeremis embodied green steel, when the IJmuiden steelworks will be able to produce it.

The companies also agreed to explore opportunities to reduce emissions associated with steel transportation.

“GEDIA joined the initiative of various car manufacturers years ago. We are committed to the Paris Climate Agreement and aim for CO2 neutrality by 2032. To achieve this, a company like ours not only needs the necessary technologies but also a promising partner by its side. We have found this in Tata Steel,” the German manufacturer says in a note seen by Kallanish.

This agreement reconfirms the increasing demand for reduced-emission steel from carmakers across Europe. Steelmakers on the continent are betting strongly on support from steel-using industries going forward for their sales of future low-emission steel.

Emanuele Norsa Italy