SSAB Hämeenlinna awarded automotive industry’s IATF 16949:2016 certification

Following DNV GL’s audit of SSAB Hämeenlinna’s operations, the works have been awarded IATF 16949:2016 certification. IATF 16949:2016 defines the requirements of a quality management system for organizations in the automotive industry.

“The certificate we were awarded supports the achievement of SSAB’s growth targets in the automotive industry and in increased sales of premium products. IATF certification is recognition of the long-term hard work we have done in Hämeenlinna. It also means we can show customers in the automotive industry that our products and operations meet the requirements of the standard,” says Olavi Huhtala, Head of SSAB Europe.

Maintaining certification is a continuous process which requires us to monitor the performance and delivery accuracy of our products. DNV GL will audit the works every year.

SSAB Hämeenlinna supplies premium products to customers in the automotive industry. These products include ultra-high strength galvanized steel, which among other things is used in the manufacture of car safety components.

The Hämeenlinna Tube Mill and SSAB Borlänge in Sweden have already this certification. Certification projects are currently under way in Raahe (Finland) and in Arendal (Sweden).

For further information, please contact:
Olavi Huhtala, Head of SSAB Europe, tel. + 358 20 592 9157

SSAB is a Nordic and US-based steel company. SSAB offers value added products and services developed in close cooperation with its customers to create a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world. SSAB has employees in over 50 countries. SSAB has production facilities in Sweden, Finland and the US. SSAB is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and has a secondary listing on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.ssab.com.
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SSAB is a Nordic and US-based steel company. SSAB offers value added products and servicesdeveloped in close cooperation with its customers to create a stronger, lighter and more sustainableworld. SSAB has employees in over 50 countries. SSAB has production facilities in Sweden, Finlandand the US. SSAB is listed on the Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm and has asecondary listing on the Nasdaq OMX in Helsinki. www.ssab.com