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Leverkusen-based steel processor Wuppermann is expanding its sustainability strategy and sourcing all the electricity in its Austrian plants from renewable sources.
Wuppermann supplies complex tube and part components for all-electric municipal vehicles from Austrian start-up MUP.
CO2 calculator from Wuppermann determines savings in strip galvanizing.
Wuppermann Staal Nederland has successfully completed the erection and start-up of a new compressor/dryer combi to secure the plant’s compressed air requirement for the next decade. The new compressor/dryer has been manufactured and installed by Kaeser Kompressoren and combines improved reliability with an annual power saving of 10% or 240,000 kWh, equivalent to the power consumption of 85 households. MORE
After the complete Stage 2 audit by the IATF (International Automotive Task Force) at Wuppermann Staal Nederland (WSN) in Moerdijk and Wupppermann Stahl (WS) in Leverkusen, Wuppermann received the "Letter of Conformance" from the IATF in September.
The IATF 16949 standard covers all published quality standards of the automotive industry and the entire value chain of this industry. The certificate is the formal commitment to excellence, cost efficiency and delivery reliability. It proves that Wuppermann meets the requirements for quality management systems and continuous improvement processes. The focus is on risk management and reduction of fluctuations and inefficiency. It applies to both manufacturers and suppliers to the automotive industry. MORE
Leverkusen, Germany, 29.09.2020 - Wuppermann will not participate in Tube 2020. Due to the corona pandemic, the international tube trade fair in Düsseldorf has already been postponed from spring to December 7-11, 2020. The responsible persons at Wuppermann do not see any possibility of exhibiting at a trade fair in December under the given conditions. The health and safety of all those involved had top priority in this decision.
Leverkusen, Germany, 02.09.2020 – Wuppermann Group has commissioned the renowned Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology (UMSICHT) to investigate the environmental impact of the Wuppermann Group's Heat-to-Coat strip galvanising process and to compare it with the conventional cold strip galvanising process. The Fraunhofer Institute prepared a life cycle assessment according to DIN EN ISO 14040 and evaluated the environmental effects as climate impact in kg CO2 equivalents per kg hot-dip galvanised steel strip (kg CO2-eq./kg). The result: Where the areas of application for galvanised hot strip and galvanised cold strip overlap, i.e. where it is technically possible to use both cold-rolled and hot-rolled steel for an application, the CO2 balance shows an advantage of the Wuppermann process.
Further upgrading of the plant in Györ, which has been operational since 2016, was completed on schedule in August. With an investment budget of €2.5 million, an additional increase in performance of the modern strip galvanizing line was achieved. Due to extension of the air and water cooling system, the transformer and the induction unit, the speed and capacity of the plant can be increased significantly. Thus, a galvanizing capacity of >750,000 tons per year is now available. The upgrade also brings significant improvements in productivity and quality. By modifying the plant, the product range of Wuppermann Hungary can now also be further developed. The focus here is on the further expansion of the portfolio of zinc-magnesium coated products, as well as the extension of the high zinc coating requirements. In addition, Wuppermann Hungary can now also include other specialty grades in its product range.
Janet Dunkel Corporate Communications and Marketing
Wuppermann AGOttostr. 551381 Leverkusen
Phone: +49 (0) 2171/5000-811Fax: +49 (0) 2171/5000-802janet.dunkel(at)wuppermann.com
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