Kobe Steel and Voestalpine Stahl GmbH have announced that they have made advances on their co-operative agreement formed in January 2002 relating to automotive sheet steel technologies.
Project committees will meet regularly to discuss issues relating to:
- Auto Body Structures – The two companies will meet with the Japanese automotive industry to discuss the optimum application of high strength steels and innovative structures that can be employed to reduce weight.
- Advanced High Strength Steel – The two companies will work together to develop advanced high strength sheet steel for automotive applications.
- Personnel Exchanges – While personnel exchanges in the sheet steel area have already taken place, they expect to extend this to other areas such as equipment maintenance and stable operation.
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