German steel maker Salzgitter AG and Mendritzki Holding GmbH & Co KG have signed an innovative partnering agreement and are building on their long-standing business relationship, now also in the field of low CO2 steel products and downstream product processing. Both companies intend to cooperate in advancing and refining the development of steel grades. As a leading company in the cold rolling industry, the Mendritzki Group is a key customer of Salzgitter AG. Consequently, Mendritzki expects its suppliers to deliver superior quality input material. Both companies achieve the highest standards not only in terms of quality, but also and most notably in sustainable production. In the area of CO2 reduction in the production and processing of steel, the two companies share a common goal of occupying leading positions.The Salzgitter Group’s partnering program offers companies the possibility of securing a defined tonnage of green steel upfront as part of an economic commitment. This green steel is to be produced and delivered as from the end of 2025 as part of SALCOS, SAlzgitter Low CO2-Steelmaking. With the aim of massively reducing CO2 emissions in steel production, Salzgitter AG intends to gradually switch the production of steel to a hydrogen-based route under its SALCOS. In contrast to the former process involving blast furnaces, hydrogen and green electricity will replace the carbon formerly required for producing steel. By harnessing this process, Salzgitter AG plans to incrementally lower the CO2 emissions in steel production to less than five percent of the original emissions volume.