Tata Steel signs Zeremis Carbon Lite deals with Wuppermann AG, BILSTEIN GROUP, EMW Stahl Service and Grupo Arania
Tata Steel Nederland has reached new agreements with Wuppermann, BILSTEIN, EMW Stahl Service and Arania to supply them with Zeremis® Carbon Lite – steel with an allocated carbon footprint reduction of up to 90%1) – starting 2023. The use of lower CO2 steel by these steel processors, who supply major players in the automotive and industrial markets, enables their customers to make greener end products such as kitchens, robotic storage systems and passenger cars.
“These are strategic deals with some of our long-standing customers and we’re proud to partner with them on our joint journey to carbon neutrality”, said Hans van den Berg, CEO of Tata Steel Nederland.
“Over the years, we’ve developed a collaboration with Wuppermann, BILSTEIN, EMW Stahl Service and Arania that allowed for open discussion on ways to further reduce their scope-3 emissions and create shared sustainability strategies. We can already supply them a significant amount of high-quality low-CO2 steel now, and we aim to offer large quantities of high-quality green steel by 2030, when we target to commission our first direct reduction plants and electric furnaces at our IJmuiden site.”
Tata Steel Nederland is one of Europe’s leading steel producers and its IJmuiden steelworks has been among the industry’s best 10% in CO2 efficiency since 2013. Currently, the CO2 intensity of the steel produced in IJmuiden is around 7% below the European average and almost 19% below the global average. As a result, the site ranks 3rd in the 2022 CO2 intensity benchmark2) published by the World Steel Association, the international trade body for the iron and steel industry.
Recently, Tata Steel Nederland revised its climate strategy and sharpened its ambitions. It aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 35-40% by 2030 and to be completely carbon neutral by 2045. Across Europe, the company is implementing CO2-reducing measures at its locations, including the switch to green hydrogen-based steelmaking at its IJmuiden steelworks.
As part of the new strategy, the steelmaker has been offering lower CO2 steel under the Zeremis® brand since July 2022. The lower CO2 intensity is based on CO2 savings realised within Tata Steel Nederland and is verified by independent assurance expert DNV. Additional Zeremis green steel products will follow in the near future, for example, Zeremis products with increased recycled content. As recently showcased the company also already offers the opportunity to secure Zeremis green steel from the new hydrogen-based steelmaking route.
1) This is the maximum reduction for the sum of scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. For the sum of scope 1 and 2 emissions, this represents a 100% reduction.
2) World Steel CO2 data report 2022, BF-BOF route.
The Wuppermann Group is a medium-sized family business based in Leverkusen, Germany, that has been successfully active in steel processing for over 150 years. Wuppermann provides highest corrosion protection with lowest CO2 emissions by its heat-to-coat hot-dip galvanizing process. Besides its surface-finished flat steel products, Wuppermann produces tubes and tubular components as well as profiles made of steel. Its products are supplied to the furniture, solar, food, packaging, automotive, construction industries as well as water and wastewater technology. The Wuppermann Group currently has five production sites and employs more than 800 people. In 2022, the Wuppermann Group achieved a turnover of around 990 million euros. For more information: visit www.wuppermann.com
Leading in cold-rolled steel the companies of the BILSTEIN GROUP combine extensive and international expertise in the manufacture and sale of technical solutions made from cold-rolled strip. Our strategy and our technical orientation are always geared to the needs of our customers. This has made the BILSTEIN GROUP one of the strongest international partners to the automotive and processing industries. The BILSTEIN GROUP network includes the production sites BILSTEIN (DE), HUGO VOGELSANG (DE), BILSTEIN CEE (CZ) and BILSTEIN COLD ROLLED STEEL (US). As a family owned company, we are committed to fair partnerships with our customers, employees and business contacts. Sustainably – and this since 1911. For more information: www.bilstein-gruppe.de/en/
As one of the largest mill-independent steel service centres in Europe, EMW supplies coils, slit strip, blanks and circular blanks to the steel processing industry. Divided between the two sites in Neunkirchen (North Rhine-Westphalia) and Treuen (Saxony), EMW constantly stores more than 220,000 tonnes of thin sheet. Almost all marketable qualities are therefore available: standard and special grades, mainly hot-dip and electrolytically galvanised, cold-rolled, hot-rolled and hot-dip aluminised.
On six slitting lines, three multi-blanking lines, two cut-to-length lines and one cut-to-length line, EMW processes sheets in the thickness range from 0.4 to 6 millimetres with coil weights of up to 32 tonnes. A comprehensive package of automotive and industrial grades, high-strength steels and enamelling grades as well as a high-performance organisation for transport logistics are among the company’s particular specialities.
EMW’s quality guarantee, process reliability and environmental protection are ensured by certifications in accordance with DIN ISO 9001:2015, IATF 16949:2016, ISO 50001:2018 and ISO 14001:2015. EMW is a division of the internationally successful SCHÄFER WERKE group of companies based in Neunkirchen. For more information: www.emw-stahlservice.de/en/
Grupo Arania is one of the European leaders in the transformation of steel. With more than 80 years of experience and 404,000 tonnes of processed steel a year, its continuous commitment to leading edge technology has seen it become one of the greatest exponents in the sector, and it has consolidated its presence in the major international markets, with activity in more than 65 countries and export rates of 80%. The group consists of four brands: Arania, Aratubo, AR Racking and AR Shelving. GRUPO ARANIA places its human capital as the main driver for growth, with a firm commitment to inclusiveness, equality and the empowerment of people. For more information: www.grupoarania.com
Tata Steel Nederland is one of Europe’s leading steel producers. The company supplies high-quality steel products to the most demanding markets, including construction, automotive, packaging and engineering. Tata Steel Nederland works with customers to develop new steel products that give them a competitive edge. Tata Steel Nederland has sites in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and elsewhere in Europe and is part of the Indian Tata Steel Group, one of the world’s largest steel companies. Tata Steel Nederland recorded a turnover of 6.9 billion euros in the financial year ending 31 March, 2022. Tata Steel Nederland is working on producing steel with zero carbon emissions by 2045. It will do so by switching to producing steel by using hydrogen instead of coal.