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Automotive steel news

8 Apr
Volvo Group and SSAB to collaborate on the world’s first vehicles of fossil-free steel
Volvo Group and SSAB have signed a collaboration agreement on research, development, serial production and commercialization of the world’s first vehicles to be made of fossil-free steel. Volvo plans already this year to start the production of concept vehicles and components from steel made by SSAB using hydrogen.
9 Sep
BIS certified Docol ® steel opens the door to safer cars in India
SSAB’s entire hot and cold rolled range of Docol® automotive steel has been approved by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). For Indian OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, this means an easy access to important steel grades that are needed for creating lighter and safer cars. For SSAB, the result is an even stronger position in a booming market.
25 Mar
SSAB Hämeenlinna awarded automotive industry’s IATF 16949:2016 certification
Following DNV GL’s audit of SSAB Hämeenlinna’s operations, the works have been awarded IATF 16949:2016 certification. IATF 16949:2016 defines the requirements of a quality management system for organizations in the automotive industry.
12 Mar
SSAB’s Docol® steel used in Gacha all-weather autonomous shuttle bus
SSAB is a partner in the Gacha all-weather autonomous shuttle bus premiered in Helsinki last week. The autonomous minibus is the outcome of collaboration between Finnish robotics company Sensible 4 and the Japanese company MUJI. SSAB provided its expertise in special steels to the project by donating tubes made of Docol® steel for the bus frame to give the lightness required.