The aim is to reduce emissions from the automotive sector with the world’s first towards-zero stainless steel.
Purem by Eberspaecher, a specialist in exhaust technology and acoustic solutions, will start using Outokumpu Circle Green supplied by thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe, with up to 92% lower carbon footprint than the industry average. The collaboration is showing the direction of supporting the ambitious EU level transition towards low-emission mobility.
“We are at the forefront of decarbonizing the steel industry and the automotive sector is one of where all solutions to cut emissions are heavily needed. We are committed to a circular economy model with our 100% recyclable stainless steel and there is a huge potential with our Circle Green to show direction as the spearhead solution. No other stainless steel manufacturer has achieved such low emission levels throughout the entire production chain from raw material extraction to final production. We are happy to start the collaboration with Purem by Eberspaecher, offering solutions for both private transport and commercial vehicles, to strive more sustainable mobility in Europe”, says Niklas Wass, Executive Vice President, Stainless Europe, Outokumpu.
“As a strong service partner – especially in the automotive sector – thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe is actively addressing the ambitious challenges and targets in the industry. Our teams accompany the innovative research and development of our customers from the very beginning and supports within the supply chain to achieve the formulated emission targets. As a central link between manufacturer and Purem by Eberspaecher, we look forward to the further development in the automotive segment and are pleased to be able to accompany our long-standing customer as a partner at their side for this milestone”, says Marcus Wöhl, CEO, thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe.
Circle Green to help reduce emissions from vehicle manufacturing
Within the partnership, the Circle Green material will be supplied to thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe by Outokumpu. The service centre experts will be responsible for processing the master coil into slit strips and will manage the just-in-time delivery to Purem by Eberspaecher.
“This cooperation underlines our approach for clean mobility with clear sustainable goals. We are a technological leader and drive innovations for our exhaust gas purification systems in conventional as well as future drive types like the hydrogen engine. This includes the material used in our products. To reduce its carbon footprint is a focal point”, says Uwe Ackermann, Vice President Global Procurement, Purem by Eberspaecher.
The German supplier works for all automotive manufacturers globally and is part of the Eberspaecher Group. Its reliable solutions include exhaust and thermal management systems as well as automotive controls. The Green Footprint is one of the company´s sustainability fields of action with clear goals that include CO₂ neutral production by 2030.