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BRUSSELS, 8 February 2016 – We are pleased to announce that the He Steel Group Co.,Ltd (HBIS), headquartered in Hebei, China, has joined WorldAutoSteel’s membership.

HBIS, formed from the combination of former Tangsteel Group Ltd and Hansteel Group Ltd on June 30, 2008,  is a major steel producer in China.  HBIS joined WorldAutoSteel officially as of 1 January 2016.

“We are pleased to welcome HBIS  to our team of steel engineering experts whose focus is addressing vehicle application of the most technologically advanced steels in the world, Advanced High-Strength Steels,” said Cees ten Broek, Director, WorldAutoSteel. “With members comprising some of the largest steel manufacturers globally, WorldAutoSteel represents the strength of the steel industry’s commitment to pre-competitive research and development in this unprecedented global partnership.”

Through its global partnerships, WorldAutoSteel combines existing best practice as well as the latest and future in automotive steel development around the world to help customers solve the demands for safer, lighter vehicles that lower emissions and are affordable to manufacture. This is made possible through the support and intellectual inputs of all its members to create the broadest knowledge base and intellectual insight.

A complete list of WorldAutoSteel members can be viewed here.