There is no such thing as Planet B. Climate-neutral production is therefore the goal The voestalpine Automotive Components company in East London, South Africa, is leading the way in the "CO2untdown to zero" by supplying its own green electricity.

Becoming CO₂-neutral by 2035 is a central mission of the entire Metal Forming Division at voestalpine. The heating and air conditioning of production and administration at voestalpine Automotive Components Linz using waste heat and a heat pump is one great example. An interview with sustainability in focus.
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Components – made in the future. The voestalpine Automotive Components companies manufacture car parts for the global automotive industry - and do so very sustainably. The Green Factory is the target image.

The companies of the voestalpine Metal Forming are setting new standards with high quality solutions for automotive components, profiles, warehouse and rack systems and precision strip steel. But in the future it will not only be decisive what you produce – but how CO₂-intensively you produce. The Metal Forming Division is making the Green Factory a reality.

More and more metal forming sites are switching to LED lighting. This reduces CO₂ emissions, allows smart lighting control, and could save up to 60% of energy requirements at some sites. An important step towards CO2-neutral metal processing.

At more than 50 locations, the companies of voestalpine's Metal Forming Division produce high quality components for a wide variety of sectors. Not only the used manufacturing technologies but also the division's approach to energy resources are forward-looking, as its production will be climate-neutral by 2035. Green electricity and its reliable supply are essential for achieving this goal.

Many climate protection hopes are built on photovoltaics—turning the power of the sun into electricity. This requires both the right know-how for generating solar power as well as sustainable components and tools. We provide both.

voestalpine Automotive Components Schwaebisch Gmuend opened its new photovoltaic roof system on 3 November 2022. This means that in the future a part of the electrical energy requirement will be produced with solar power from the company's own roofs. The substructure of the system is produced by the company itself and is called "iFIX".

At voestalpine Krems, solar panels grow on and around the buildings. In the future, a remarkable photovoltaic system generating 8.5 MWp will cover a significant part of the electricity power consumed at the site, giving a boost to the division’s CO₂untdown to zero program. A large part of the plant with 8 MWp has now been installed.

In sunny Brazil, the photovoltaic industry is increasingly gaining traction and aiming high. voestalpine Meincol plays a leading role in the domestic PV market, supplying an incredible 50% of the tubes and sections for the gigawatts of solar power being generated.

Heightening awareness and taking action: voestalpine Krems Finaltechnik has obtained energy management certification. The trajectory to carbon neutrality extends from strategic planning to personal behavior.

With solar panels installed over an area the size of eight soccer fields, voestalpine Automotive Components Bunschoten in the Netherlands generates millions of kilowatt hours of solar power. This covers a significant portion of the company’s electricity requirements, serving to actively reduce their CO2 emissions.

CO2UNTDOWN TO ZERO aims to achieve CO2-neutral operation and production for all companies in the Metal Forming division by 2035. In this vein, “Sustainability comes first” means accounting for the entire process chain. An interim report filled with green energy and interesting sustainability facts.

On its way to climate neutrality in 2035, voestalpine Automotive Components Bunschoten has reached another milestone. In a remarkable joint effort, the Dutch voestalpine company was able to achieve certification of its carbon footprint.

The task of minimizing the Metal Forming Division’s CO2 footprint is proceeding. The Environmental Product Declaration for phs products is yet another important step.

iFIX, the photovoltaic system produced by voestalpine Automotive Components Schwäbisch Gmünd, now has a directional aspect. Now no longer only facing South, it follows the sun on its path from East to West, allowing it to generate more green electricity.