ArcelorMittal introduced its new automobile products in Paris. It announced that the factories in Ghent and Liege will produce the new Fortiform-steel.
“You’re producing steel products that weigh less. The cars weigh less, won’t use as much petrol and, as a result, will emit less CO2. This is a quality of steel that is safer, as it absorbs more energy during an accident”, explains ArcelorMittal spokesperson Jan Cornelis.
The production of the new steel won’t have any positive impact on the number of employees in Belgian factories. “We’re investing heavily in new projects, but we’re doing so with our existing workforce”, said Mr Cornelis. The Ghent factory has a workforce of 4,700.