SynopsisWagon Automotive Nagold and Salzgitter Flachstahl have signed a cooperation agreement focusing on sustainable steel production. Wagon Automotive will use CO₂-reduced steel from Salzgitter's SALCOS® route for crafting complex body shell modules. This partnership aligns with Salzgitter's mission to transition to hydrogen-based processes, aiming for virtually CO₂-free production by 2033. The collaboration extends to direct sales and resale programs, primarily supplying Wagon Automotive's Nagold plant with surface-treated flat steel products.Article:In a significant move towards sustainable steel production, automotive industry supplier Wagon Automotive Nagold GmbH and Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH have entered into a memorandum of understanding. This cooperation aims to transition towards more environmentally friendly practices by utilizing CO₂-reduced steel produced through the innovative SALCOS® route in the manufacturing of intricate body shell modules.Under the guidance of the SALCOS® - Salzgitter Low CO₂ Steelmaking transformation program, the Salzgitter Group is embarking on a comprehensive shift towards hydrogen-based processes. The ultimate objective is to achieve nearly carbon-neutral production by 2033. This transformation entails replacing traditional blast furnace methods with production processes centered on direct reduction and electric arc furnaces. Salzgitter Flachstahl has already made strides in supplying CO2-reduced steel produced via the Peiner route, which involves crafting slabs from scrap using electric arc furnaces.Wagon Automotive has a long-standing partnership with Salzgitter Flachstahl, and this collaboration will expand to encompass both direct sales and resale programs. The majority of supplies within Germany will be directed to Wagon Automotive's Nagold facility, primarily comprising surface-treated flat steel products.Rolf Gaßner, Managing Director (CSO) of Wagon Automotive, expressed their commitment to exceeding customer expectations by utilizing "green" steel from Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH. This strategic decision aligns with the goal of delivering high-quality products that meet sustainability criteria.Phillip Meiser, Sales Director of Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH, emphasized their enthusiasm for convincing Wagon Automotive Nagold GmbH to join the SALCOS® project. Together, they aspire to successfully embark on a "green" transformation in the steel industry.Image Source: SteelGuruConclusion:The collaboration between Wagon Automotive and Salzgitter Flachstahl represents a pivotal step towards sustainable steel production. By adopting CO₂-reduced steel through the SALCOS® route, the automotive industry supplier aims to provide customers with high-quality, environmentally responsible products. This partnership aligns with Salzgitter's ambitious plan to transition to hydrogen-based processes, ultimately striving for nearly carbon-neutral production by 2033. It exemplifies the industry's commitment to greener practices and innovation.