Mubea and the Salzgitter Group join forces
22.11.2022 | Press release of Salzgitter AG
- “Green steel” for automotive supplier
- Circular economy: expanding and developing closed loops for scrap recycling
True to its strategic mission of “Partnering for Transformation”, the Salzgitter Group is working closely together with customers and partners in order to achieve the climate targets.
Automotive supplier Mubea and Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH have now signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a view to cooperating more closely on the topics and issues of “sustainable steel production”, “green steel product processing” and “steel recycling with closed loops”.
Mubea is a long-standing partner of Salzgitter Flachstahl and, for more than 20 years, has sourced deliveries of high-grade strip steel products that it subsequently processes further - mainly for the automotive industry.
The lightweight design specialist based in Attendorn, Germany, plans to increase its use of green steel products considerably in the years ahead. In addition, Mubea is pursuing very ambitious sustainability goals and has committed to reducing its own emissions by at least 25 % through to 2025.
Tobias Klein, Global Purchasing Director Division Body: “Wherever possible, we want to avoid, reduce, and ultimately eliminate future greenhouse gas emissions in order to achieve net zero through this approach by 2035!”
Mubea is therefore also focused on Salzgitter AG’s SALCOS® - SAlzgitter Low CO2Steelmaking transformation program. As from the end of 2025, the Salzgitter Group plans to incrementally switch its production of steel to hydrogen-based processes, with the aim of achieving production that is virtually carbon neutral as from 2033. Moreover, the Salzgitter Group is already producing low CO2 steel products via a scrap-based process route in electric arc furnaces.
Phillip Meiser, Sales Director at Salzgitter Flachstahl: “The cooperation with Mubea shows that customers trust in SALCOS® as a path toward green steel production and perceive added value in the transformation. The large number of our partnering agreements show that the markets for “green” steel” are emerging and that different customer sectors are striving to work together.”
Furthermore, our partners are interested in realizing closed loops in order to take the supply of raw materials and the disposal recyclables to a new level. To this end, new logistics concepts are to be established between the integrated steelworks in Salzgitter and a number of Mubea sites in Europe. These endeavors are fully in line with Salzgitter AG’s strategic goal to assume a leading position in the circular economy.