Global steel giant ArcelorMittal and Spain headquartered multinational Tier 1 automotive engineering company Gestamp have successfully trialed the use of low-carbon emissions steel for use in car parts that will ultimately be used in the production of vehicles in Spain and throughout Europe. Using Usibor 1500 made with XCarb recycled and renewably produced substrate, Gestamp has successfully trialed the first parts such as a car’s tunnel and seat reinforcements in press-hardenable steel, which is ultra high-strength and therefore enables car manufacturers to achieve excellent weight reductions across the vehicle. This first cooperation between a steel manufacturer and an automotive stamper paves the way for the greater use of low-carbon emissions steel in the automotive sector.The two companies have signed an agreement to strengthen cooperation on sustainability, specifically in the production of low-carbon emissions steel parts and are working closely to ensure that ArcelorMittal’s steel meets all Gestamp’s technical requirements. In this process, Gestamp has a very important role in validating the low-carbon emissions steel produced by ArcelorMittal in order to meet the standards of excellence its automotive clients need. This challenge is the responsibility of Gestamp’s R&D team that, due to the Company’s know-how, has developed a detailed, step-by-step procedure to validate and homologate ArcelorMittal’s low-carbon emissions steel for use in vehicle production.XCarb recycled and renewably produced is a decarbonized product made with a very high proportion of recycled steel in an EAF and 100% renewable electricity. The steel used by Gestamp has a carbon footprint that is almost 70% lower than the same product made without XCarb recycled and renewably produced. These are major steps forward in Gestamp’s ESG strategy to decarbonize their supply chain and contribute to the mitigation of climate change, collaborating to make these low-carbon emissions steel project a tangible reality and therefore, more sustainable vehicles.Gestamp announced last year that it was the first Tier 1 supplier in the automotive sector to buy ArcelorMittal’s XCarb green steel certificates for the production of automotive components. XCarb is designed to bring together all of ArcelorMittal’s reduced, low and zero-carbon products and steelmaking activities. As part of the XCarb brand ArcelorMittal has launched two innovative offers for our customers: XCarb green steel certificates for products made via the Blast Furnace route and XCarb renewably produced for products made via the Electric Arc Furnace route using scrap. Gestamp is a multinational specialized in the design, development and manufacture of highly engineered metal components for the main vehicle manufacturers. It develops products with an innovative design to produce lighter and safer vehicles, which offer lower energy consumption and a lower environmental impact. Its products cover the areas of bodywork, chassis and mechanisms. The company is present in 24 countries with more than 100 production plants, 13 R&D centers and a workforce of nearly 40,000 employees worldwide. Its turnover in 2021 was EUR 8.093 billion euros.