ArcelorMittal was honoured to receive two awards from American Metal Market, a leading publication for the metals industry, at its annual Steel Excellence Awards held June 14 in New York City.
ArcelorMittal won the “Best Innovation – Product” award for the recent launch of its S-in motion® Mid-size Sedan and SUV. The S-in motion® Mid-sized Sedan and SUV offers a set of lightweight steel solutions that allows automakers to achieve a 20 to 26 percent body structure weight reduction, compared to similar 2015 North American mid-size sedans and SUVs.
“This is fantastic recognition of ArcelorMittal’s leadership in providing lightweight steel solutions that help automakers achieve significant weight reduction and improved safety performance at a lower cost and with less environmental impact than competing materials,” said Bala Krishnan, director of automotive product applications for ArcelorMittal Global R&D.
While a mid-size sedan and SUV share a substantial number of common parts, they have widely different vehicle masses and powertrains. Yet, ArcelorMittal still achieved weight reductions in excess of 20 percent on both vehicle versions at an attractive lightweighting cost.
“The S-in motion® Mid-size Sedan and SUV proves to OEMs that it is possible to achieve substantial weight reduction with advanced steels on a multi-vehicle platform,” said Bala Krishnan. The innovation further expands ArcelorMittal’s S-in motion® program, which began in 2010 with the launch of the C-segment vehicle. Today, S-in motion®includes a broad range of vehicle solutions, including the pick-up truck and battery electric vehicle, as well as other critical body structure components such as the door ring and door.
ArcelorMittal’s Jack Biegalski, director of sales and marketing for plate products, and Doug Bredy, director of hot-rolled product control, accepted the “Best Innovation – Product” and “Corporate Advocate of the Year” awards on behalf of the company at American Metal Market’s Steel Excellence Awards dinner on June 14 in New York City.
ArcelorMittal was also named “Corporate Advocate of the Year” by American Metal Market. This award specifically recognizes ArcelorMittal's leadership in sustainability and corporate responsibility in North America. “We are proud that AMM noted our efforts to be a recognized leader in sustainability,” said Marcy Twete, division manager of corporate responsibility for ArcelorMittal Americas and executive director of the ArcelorMittal USA Foundation.
“We know that our size in North America and around the world brings great responsibility and an obligation to our shareholders and stakeholders to lead responsibly. We are committed to contributing to a more sustainable future for our people, communities and our planet.” ArcelorMittal’s sustainability strategy is guided by 10 sustainable development outcomes launched in 2014. Together, the outcomes provide a compelling, practical and demanding way to drive ArcelorMittal’s work as a corporate advocate in North America and throughout the world.