Outokumpu, thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe and Purem by Eberspaecher continue to strive emission reduction in the automotive industry with Circle Green

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Press release
August 9, 2023 at 10.00 am EEST

Production of commercial vehicle exhaust system for Clean Mobility at the Purem by Eberspaecher plant in Wilsdruff, Germany

Outokumpu, thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe and Purem by Eberspaecher continue to strive emission reduction in the automotive industry with Circle Green

Outokumpu, the global leader in sustainable stainless steel, continues the recent partnership with thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe, a leading steel and aluminium service centre. 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 CO neutral production by 2030.

*) Global average CO emissions 6.1 tons of CO per ton of stainless steel. Outokumpu Circle Green CO emissions: up to 0.5 tons of CO per ton of stainless steel.

Read more: Reduce your carbon footprint with Outokumpu Circle Green | Outokumpu

For more information:

Outokumpu media: Päivi Allenius, VP – Communications, tel. +358 40 753 7374 or Outokumpu media desk,
tel. +358 40 351 9840 / media@outokumpu.com 

thyssenkrupp Materials Services media: Lars Bank, Head of Communications, Tel.: +49 201 844 534416, lars.bank@thyssenkrupp-materials.com

Purem by Eberspaecher media: Anja Kaufer, Vice President Corporate Communications, Eberspächer Group, Tel.: +49 711 939-0250, press@eberspaecher.com

thyssenkrupp Materials Services in brief

thyssenkrupp Materials Services is the biggest mill-independent materials distributor and service provider in the Western world with around 380 locations – including around 260 warehouse sites – in more than 30 countries. The versatile range of services offered by the materials experts allows customers to focus even more strongly on their individual core businesses. As part of its strategic further development "Materials as a Service" the company is focusing on the supply of raw materials and materials as well as products and services in the area of supply chain management. Digital solutions ensure efficient and resource-saving processes for customers and thus provide the basis for sustainable action. From 2030 thyssenkrupp Materials Services will operate on a climate-neutral basis.

Purem by Eberspaecher in brief

Purem by Eberspaecher is a subsidiary of the Esslingen-based Eberspaecher Group. To achieve clean and quiet mobility, more than 7,100 employees develop and produce exhaust and acoustic systems for passenger cars, CVs, and off-road vehicles. The technologies make a significant contribution to meeting the strictest emission standards and noise guidelines. Its customer base includes the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers. In 2022, the area within the group of companies generated revenue of around 5.7 billion euros. Net revenue adjusted for transitory items amounted to 1.9 billion euros.