Automotive & transportation

Stainless performance

In transportation, today’s solutions must be dynamic enough to carry us to the future. Safe, strong, economical, durable and sustainable: Stainless steel delivers a new dimension of unmatched performance.

Unprecedented innovation is essential as the automotive and transportation sectors race to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s world. Stringent regulatory environments, a highly competitive marketplace and rapidly evolving technology demand high performance materials supported by exceptional expertise.

Whether you’re transporting chemicals, commodities or passengers, you need a partner – and a material – you can depend on. Outokumpu is a reliable member of your team, offering unmatched expertise in corrosion resistant grades, material selection and testing, highly sophisticated research and design, and uniquely customized solutions.

Committed to a world that lasts forever, Outokumpu is the most sustainable supplier of stainless steel for the most sustainable solutions.

 

Benefits of using stainless steel

Quality

  • Strong and durable materials increase automotive safety
  • Long lifetime and low lifecycle cost
  • Varied surface finishes for reduced maintenance
  • Materials for sustainable design

Performance

  • High energy absorption results in excellent crash performance
  • Greater level of fire resistance
  • Corrosion resistance generates savings in cleaning and maintenance
  • High-strength, lightweight grades can reduce the amount of material needed, saving weight and costs

Expertise

  • Optimized production; reliable supply chain
  • Grades tailored to specific needs
  • Grade selection advice and applied testing
  • Global R&D, sales and expert support in innovation and development
Circle Green

Driving beyond conventions

With Circle Green you take the leap by choosing a strong material with the world’s lightest carbon footprint. Put the pedal on the world’s greenest stainless steel.

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Examples of use

Automotive
Railway
Road tankers
Buses

Recommended products

Forta
Hot rolled coil, strip and plate
Cold rolled coil, strip and sheet

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Downloads

Stainless steel for automotive industry
Outokumpu Forta range brochure
Outokumpu Forta duplex datasheet
Environmental product declaration - Cold rolled
Environmental product declaration - Hot rolled
BRE – Certified environmental product declaration (EPD) – Stainless steel reinforcing bar – Outokumpu Sheffield
Safety information sheet for stainless steel in Europe
RoHS 2018
A selection of Stainless steel complying with BASTA and BVB
Using duplex grades in demanding forming operations