02 November 2021
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Wuppermann and Tata Steel join forces

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Wuppermann and Tata Steel join forces to extend their offering of hot-rolled high-strength steels with effective corrosion protection for chassis 

The chassis of a car is subject to a lot of wear and tear, day in day out. At the same time further downgauging of chassis parts plays an important role to meet lightweighting targets. This combination makes effective corrosion protection a necessity.


That’s why Tata Steel introduces a new range to their portfolio of hot-rolled steels for chassis applications. It combines the benefits of HSLA and Advanced High Strength Steels such as its FB-, CP- and XPF- range, with a protective zinc layer against corrosive influences.

To meet the requirements of these new steels Tata Steel in the Netherlands and Wuppermann Staal Nederland BV (WSN) have agreed to jointly increase capabilities of producing thicker high-strength galvanized steels (thickness 2-4mm) whilst meeting stringent automotive requirements. This has resulted in a multiyear improvement program which we are delighted to have completed. 

Recently Wuppermann Staal received IATF 16949:2016 accreditation for their quality management system. A real milestone in our ability to serve the automotive industry together. Significant improvements have also been made in relation to zinc layer thickness control, oil types, and many other areas critical to the automotive sector, to ensure these products adhere to VDA, as well as other industry standards. Unlocking a wide variety of additional dimensional capabilities, with a focus on hot-rolled steels - HSLA and AHSS. Both Wuppermann Staal and Tata Steel are committed to extend this program further in the future. 



For more information about this news release, please contact: 

Paul Cremers - Marketing Manager Chassis & Suspension on paul.cremers@tatasteeleurope.com


About Wuppermann Staal 

Wuppermann Staal Nederland BV is a joint venture of Wuppermann Group, a German hot-dip galvanising specialist, and Tata Steel, which has a specialised galvanising line particularly suited to produce galvanised high-strength steel materials. Since 2001 galvanising steels for a variety of segments.


About Tata Steel Nederland 

Tata Steel Nederland is one of Europe’s leading steel producers. The company supplies high-quality steel products to the most demanding markets, including construction, automotive, packaging and engineering. Tata Steel Nederland works with customers to develop new steel products that give them a competitive edge. Tata Steel Nederland has sites in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and elsewhere in Europe and is part of the Indian Tata Steel Group, one of the world’s largest steel companies. Tata Steel Nederland recorded a turnover of 4.3 billion euros in the financial year ending 31 March, 2021. Tata Steel Nederland is working on producing steel with zero carbon emissions by 2050. It will do so by switching to producing steel by using hydrogen instead of coal.

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