In the automotive and vehicle industry, the trend is increasingly toward lightweight construction using high-strength steels. The central aim is to reduce weight in favor of comfort and energy consumption.
Which starting material is produced by Wuppermann for the automotive industry?
Wuppermann supplies galvanized and pickled slit strip made of steel grades with a high yield strength for subsequent cold forming to the automotive industry. These are micro-alloyed steels with strip thicknesses between 2 and 5 mm. To achieve the narrow thickness tolerances, the surface of the steel is levelled.
Wuppermann's tubes are characterized by the tightest dimensional tolerances for all geometries and weld seam internal scraping, which are produced for the automotive industry. In addition, the tube processing (end machining, bending, cutting, punching, stamping) is provided, which is used in specific components of certain car models.
Which final products are made from slit strip and tubes?
Our steel strip is used in various final products. These include, above all, belt securing, seat rails, various parts for the gearbox and electric motor housings. The hot-dip galvanized steel strip is also used in commercial vehicles for trailer bodies.
The accurately dimensioned tubes are used e.g. for cross car beams or installed as dome struts and hollow tubes.
What makes Wuppermann a strong partner of the automotive and vehicle industry?
The production steps in the automotive industry are highly automated. Therefore the demands on the input material are very high. Wuppermann supplies slit strip and tubes with the narrowest dimensional accuracy, constant mechanical properties and optimum forming characteristics.
We always ensure that the supply security of our customers is guaranteed.
Sustainability is also an increasingly important aspect for the automotive industry. Our galvanized steel strip produced by our heat-to-coat process has a significant emission advantage over steel galvanized by the conventional cold-rolled galvanizing process. Read the results of our environmental impact study here and use our CO2 calculator to see how many emissions you can save with galvanized steel from Wuppermann.
Which requirements does Wuppermann meet?
Wuppermann Staal Nederland B.V. in Moerdijk, the Netherlands, has passed the demanding IATF audit and received the Letter of Conformance. Wuppermann thus fulfils all requirements for the production and quality of the demanding preliminary products for the automotive industry.
We have a very high level of process accuracy and stability in the individual processing steps of the entire value chain at all our production sites. Our extensive quality assurance measures, including the documentation of our processes, guarantee consistently high quality and optimal processing.