Severstal looks to boost quality of auto steels

Dec 30, 2013 | 01:22 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  Dennis Johnson, steel, automotive steel, Severstal North America, electrogalvanized steel, annealing, Catherine Ngai

NEW YORK — Severstal North America Inc. is looking to grow its footprint in the automotive industry as it pushes to create higher-quality steels, develop new technology and meet higher standards for its automotive customers, according to Dennis Johnson, the steelmaker’s vice president of quality, advanced engineering and continuous improvement.

"One of the big things we’re working on ... is that we’re seeing a lot more from our customers in the automotive world who are asking us for solutions. They’re not asking us to give them something, they want us to tell them what they need," Johnson told AMM during an interview at Severstal’s headquarters in Dearborn, Mich. "The old world is that they would tell us what they need and we would do it. The new world is that we tell them what they need and how to develop new solutions."....





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