Swegon has since end of 2022 an agreement with ArcelorMittal to buy steel with significantly lower climate footprint. During 2023, the first Magnelis® deliveries produced of XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel were received, and Swegon will now introduce this steel in high-volume serial production.
During 2023, XCarb® steel has been tested and evaluated in several of the company´s production sites. A concept air handling unit was presented and a sound attenuator was launched with 34% lower carbon footprint compared to the traditional version. The Company is now taking this to the next step and will introduce XCarb® steel as standard into high-volume serial production of air handling units.
“We have now started to completely replace our purchase of traditional steel by XCarb® steel for specific batches” says Robert Siverby, Supply Chain Director at Swegon. “During 2024 we will phase in XCarb® steel and replace conventional steel with low carbon emission steel for most of the internal steel in our air handling units produced in Kvänum. We will also continue to evaluate this steel for additional product groups”.
“We are very excited that Swegon Group is one of our first global customer to replace traditional steel with XCarb®recycled and renewably produced steel in large volumes for serial production and to see their commitment in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions”, says Frederik Leus, XCarb® Business Development Manager at ArcelorMittal.
About XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel
According to ArcelorMittal, Magnelis produced with XCarb® steel has an approximately 70% lower CO2 footprint than traditionally manufactured steel. XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel is mainly produced from recycled steel and uses 100% renewable energy in the manufacturing process.