The SSAB Story

The world needs sustainable steel solutions

Our world is built using steel. Cars, trucks, houses, cranes and bridges are just a few examples of items where steel plays a decisive role. And if something is not made out of steel, it’s probably built with a machine made of steel.

Steel has many advantages and that’s why it’s used in every aspect of our lives. Recyclable, strong and durable are just a few of its many advantages.

However, the steel industry remains a significant source of CO2 emissions and SSAB is fully committed to fight climate change.

With our steel solutions, we want to contribute to a sustainable society, revolutionize our industry and eliminate the CO2 emissions from steelmaking.

Our ambition can reduce Sweden’s CO2 emissions by 10% and Finland’s by 7%, and lead the steel industry toward a greener future.

SSAB has both strong traditions and a leading position in high-strength steels

We’ve been in the steel business for more than 140 years. We’re proud of our strong Nordic roots, but also proud of our strong global presence.

We’re global leaders in value-added, high-strength steels. We offer globally-recognized brands, and we lead our home markets in the Nordics and North America, where we have our production sites.

Even though we’re considered to be a small global steel producer, we’re paving the way to a greener future through ambitious goals and excellent partnerships and value chains. We aim to achieve industry-leading profitability.

The people that make it possible

All of us at SSAB – approximately 14,000 professionals in 50 countries – are on a journey, that we believe is essential for the sustainability of this planet.

We work in many different roles on this journey and have experts in, for example research, production, sales and safety.

We want to earn our customers’ trust by being their innovation partner. We keep our promises and build strong, long-lasting relationships, working safely and responsibly.

We’re proud of what we do, and above all, we always challenge ourselves in striving to uphold our three core values:

  • Driven – Together we create value
  • True – Do what is right
  • Ahead – Future in mind

Innovation is our key to success

The key to SSAB’s success has always been our continuous ambition to develop, improve and innovate our steels and related services. We’re actively pushing for new and better solutions with our customers.

We’ve always had a long-term interest in our customers’ business and constantly listen to their needs – creating solutions that deliver higher performance, energy and resource efficiency as well as better process and product performance.

We’re also committed to safety and sustainability. With confidence deriving from our traditions, we now strive to do even more.

We’re revolutionizing steelmaking

Resource scarcity, continuing urbanization and climate change, combined with the increasing need for new infrastructure, create a growing need for more sustainable solutions. We firmly believe that SSAB and steel are part of the solution.

We’ve already succeeded in producing world’s first fossil-free steel based on fossil-free sponge iron and HYBRIT® technology, developed together with our partners LKAB (Europe’s largest iron ore producer) and Vattenfall (one of Europe’s largest electricity producers).

We´ve delivered the first exclusive volumes of fossil-free steel to key customers for production of, for example trucks, dumpers, car seats and watches. The next step is to ramp up the technology to an industrial scale.

HYBRIT® technology replaces coking coal, traditionally needed for ore-based steelmaking, with hydrogen. We’ve shown that the technology is possible and CO2 emissions can be eliminated. The by-product is water.

We’ve also launched SSAB Zero™, a fossil carbon emission-free steel based on recycled steel and made using fossil-free energy. The quality and properties of SSAB Zero™ are the same as those of SSAB’s conventional steels.

Our products and value chains are part of the solution

We think our production process can and must change, but our products can be part of the solution, too.

We encourage our customers to use high-strength steels, which can make their products lighter, thereby improving fuel efficiency and load capacity – already today.

We’ve many customer segments – heavy transport, automotive, material handling, construction machinery, energy, construction, etc. – all of which can benefit from our high-strength steels. Our steel solutions work everywhere.

By using SSAB’s high-strength steels, customers can achieve significant CO2 savings during their end products’ use-phase. Step by step, these steels are becoming fossil free, but still offering the same high SSAB properties.

Our zero-emission steels (SSAB Fossil-free™ steel and SSAB Zero™) have the potential to be a game-changer for many of the most crucial industries in modern society. Only the imagination is the limit.

Join us on our journey!