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Brussels, 16 October 2012— WorldAutoSteel announced today the addition of SSAB as a new member of its ongoing programme to demonstrate the contribution of steel to sustainably reduce vehicle carbon footprint.

“WorldAutoSteel welcomes SSAB to its membership and looks forward to including their expertise in the area of high-strength steels within our strong automotive steel application experience,” says Cees ten Broek, WorldAutoSteel director.  “Their joining our membership is a clear indication of the value our seventeen members have generated since our inception in 1995 that draws world-class steel companies such as SSAB. Together we hope to continue the fine work of nearly two decades, and the advancement of steel solutions for low carbon vehicles, such as the FutureSteelVehicle completed in 2011.”

SSAB  is a leading global producer of value-added high-strength steel, and employs approximately 9,000 employees in 45 countries around the world. SSAB will have the opportunity to actively participate in WorldAutoSteel and have full access to all its future outcomes and deliverables.

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—comprising some of the largest steel-producing companies in the world—to create the broadest possible knowledge base and intellectual insight.

Contact:  Kate Hickey, Communications Consultant, WorldAutoSteel   E: