So where are these new and sophisticated grades of steel primarily needed? A major chunk of the opportunity for these materials comes from the automotive sector. The industry continues to grow and has an increased demand for galvanized steel because of a focus on lighter weight, improved fuel efficiency, and the increasing focus on battery-electric-vehicles, as well as the need for greater safety and durability. Its latest body-in-white components require high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel grades such as micro-alloyed steels, dual-phase steels, and multiphase steels with stringent requirements for reliable surface quality. In addition to the automotive industry, Salzgitter identified other growth opportunities in the household appliance and construction industries.
Galvanized steel is base material for the manufacturing of a wide range of products like refrigerators, washing machines, and ovens. The new line’s ability to produce high-quality, durable galvanized
steel will meet and exceed the needs of this industry and help grow Salzgitter’s customer base in this sector.