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A change of air

XCarb® recycled and renewably produced Magnelis® helps Systemair optimise product range

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As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of ventilation systems, Systemair is aiming to enhance the sustainability of its products and processes. To achieve this goal, the company began to look for a metallic coated steel which could reduce the carbon footprint of its products. The solution was XCarb® recycled and renewably produced Magnelis® from ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products.

Magnelis® produced via this route has a CO2 footprint which is around 70-percent lower than steels produced via the conventional blast furnace route. Using XCarb® recycled and renewably produced Magnelis® will help Systemair to align with the European Union’s 2030 climate and energy framework targets.

Systemair is one of the world’s leading producers of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

Systemair employs more than 6,600 people in 51 countries.

Systemair has been using Magnelis® with an Easyfilm® coating for several years. The company’s search for a more sustainable metallic coated steel for its air handling units began at the end of 2022. As part of their investigation, Alberto Solar (Operations Manager) and Julián Galan (Purchasing Manager) from Systemair Spain visited ArcelorMittal’s plant in Aviles. “We already knew about the excellent corrosion resistance and superior surface aspect of Magnelis®,” says Alberto Solar.

Alberto Solar, Operations Manager, Systemair Spain.

Easy transition with ArcelorMittal support

Following the visit to Aviles, Systemair Spain placed their first major order for Magnelis® produced via the XCarb® recycled and renewably produced route. The order was placed through ArcelorMittal Downstream Solutions. “The optimised stock management system employed by ArcelorMittal Downstream Solutions perfectly suits our ‘make-to-order’ factory,” explains Julián Galan. “Our ERP system accurately forecasts our demand for sheet metal well in advance. This information is transmitted directly to ArcelorMittal Downstream Solutions so they can perfectly meet our schedule.”

Julián Galan, Purchasing Manager, Systemair Spain.

XCarb® helps meet environmental targets

“ArcelorMittal’s environmental strategy closely aligns with that of Systemair,” notes Alberto Solar: “ArcelorMittal is ahead of Systemair when it comes to decarbonisation and investments to reduce emissions. That has inspired us to discuss our environmental performance internally. Systemair has firmly decided to enhance our own environmental actions as a result. One our first initiatives is a project to develop Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for our air handling units.”

Around 35-percent of a Systemair air handling unit is made up of Magnelis®

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