Niedax Group purchases CO₂-reduced steel from Tata Steel UK

The Niedax Group, for the first time, is sourcing and processing certified "Optemis® Carbon Lite" steel from Tata Steel UK, the largest steel producer in the UK.

Tata Steel Niedax Optemis

In the picture (from left to right): Jürgen Reinken (Managing Director Boecker Stahl-Service GmbH), Marina Reufels (Managing Director International Marketing & Digitalisation, Niedax Group), Jens Stutz (Managing Director Boecker Stahl-Service GmbH), Thomas Neumann (Head of Central Purchasing, Niedax Group), Johannes Muddemann (Key Account Manager, Tata Steel)

This week, the first coil was delivered to the own steel center in Schwerte, which is operated by Niedax subsidiary Boecker Stahl-Service GmbH. CO₂ emissions in the production of the 22-ton hot-dip galvanized coils were reduced by 85 percent in the course of an independently certified insetting process. This corresponds to a CO₂ saving of around 45 tons - comparable to the annual emissions of 33 cars.

The CO₂ emission-reduced steel enables the Niedax Group to manufacture cable management systems for large infrastructure projects in its own steel service center with a significantly more favorable carbon footprint. In the coming weeks, the Niedax Group expects further deliveries of the Optemis® Carbon Lite steel. The CO₂-reduced steel called Optemis® Carbon Lite is a fully certified concept verified by DNV, an independent auditing and risk management organization.

Bruno Reufels, CEO Niedax Group, sees the processing of these steel coils in the company's own steel service center as a significant step towards emission reduction and a more sustainable future:

"As one of the world's leading manufacturers of cable management systems, we are committed to operating sustainably and reducing the carbon footprint of our products. That's why we are investing in new technologies and are pleased to be working with Tata Steel UK on the carbon reduced steel initiative. We are already registering initial interest from consumer-related sectors such as the construction and automotive industries. In the future we aim to meet their demand for reduced-emission steel."

Tata Steel UK is aware of the extent of CO₂ emissions that are currently still unavoidable in the steel production process and wants to play a pioneering role in the production of emission-reduced steel with its insetting process certified by a neutral party. To this end, the company is investing in numerous projects to reduce its CO₂ emissions. The savings from these projects can be passed on to customers via Optemis® Carbon Lite steel, enabling them to achieve immediate savings within their Scope 3 emissions value chain according to GHG Protocol.

 Anil Jhanji, Chief Commercial Officer von Tata Steel UK, says:

"We are committed to reducing our emissions: Our goal is to achieve CO₂-neutral steel production by 2045 and reduce emissions by at least 30 percent by 2030. Every ton of Carbon Lite steel we sell helps fund further CO₂-saving projects, accelerating our transformation to decarbonization. That's why this first delivery to a leading international company like Niedax Group is an important step on our journey to a carbon neutral steel supply."

For more information on Tata Steel's Optemis® Carbon Lite steel, visit the Tata Steel Europe website.


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