Snop and Salzgitter Flachstahl announce cooperation agreement
18.08.2023 | Press release of Salzgitter AG
- Longstanding collaboration extended to sustainability
- CO2 reduced steel by way of the SALCOS® route
The automotive supplier Snop and Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). In order to make its own production more sustainable, in future, Snop will be relying on CO2-reduced steel from the SALCOS® route.
In the course of the SALCOS® (Salzgitter Low CO2 Steelmaking) transformation program the Salzgitter Group will gradually convert its steel production to hydrogen-based processes. The goal is to achieve virtually CO2-free production as from 2033. This involves replacing the conventional blast furnace route with a production route harnessing direct reduction and electric arc furnaces. Salzgitter Flachstahl is already capable of supplying its customers with CO2-reduced steel via the so-called Peiner Route. The slabs are produced there from scrap by way of electric arc furnaces.
SNOP is a long-standing partner of Salzgitter Flachstahl and is mainly supplied with surface-coated flat steel products. In addition to locations in Germany, Salzgitter Flachstahl also supplies to Snop production sites in Slovakia, Poland, the Czech Republic and France.
Jan Selbach, Senior Director Purchasing, Snop Automotive Cologne GmbH: "Reducing emissions is high on our agenda and represents a key challenge for the future. Through our partnership with Salzgitter, we are actively working on these issues and securing our supply of climate-friendly steel."
As Phillip Meiser, Director Sales Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH, stated: "Our collaboration with SNOP is now expanding to encompass greater sustainability. We are pleased that we are convincing more and more customers of our SALCOS® project, as transformation will only succeed if everyone works together."