SSAB Europe’s Business Unit Finland is to initiate change negotiations in Raahe because of continued weak demand. The target is to structurally reduce the fixed costs by at least EUR 10 million on an annual basis. The negotiations will discuss alternatives to increase flexibility in operations and adjust to weakened demand, while taking account of future needs.
SSAB is participating in several events in conjunction with Climate Week NYC in the City of New York, United States, to contribute to the discussion on how to increase and accelerate the ambition, to scale up and roll out new climate technologies. Governments and policymakers should focus on creating markets for near zero emission materials and products as well as securing a level playing field.
HT Laser has 3D printed the world's first component suitable for forest machine using fossil-free material. The printed part is designed to be suitable for Ponsse forest machines. The batch of steel powder produced by SSAB used in the printing of the component is the world's first fossil-free steel powder suited for the powder bed manufacturing method. The powder is produced without carbon dioxide emissions using fossil-free energy sources.
Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson is to return to SSAB as Senior Advisor to work with the company’s public affairs in Sweden, the Nordics and at the EU level. He will report directly to SSAB’s President and CEO Martin Lindqvist.
Ruukki Construction, part of SSAB Group, has produced the world's first building products made of SSAB fossil-free steel. The pilot products were manufactured at Ruukki’s Alajärvi plant in Finland.
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