World Cleanup Day 2023 – we were there (again)!
World Cleanup Day is the world's largest waste collection campaign. Every year in September, people all over the world participate and help to rid the environment of waste. BENTELER colleagues also actively support this campaign.
We have been participating in World Cleanup Day since 2021. Whether in teams around our sites across the globe or in private. In China, the USA, Brazil, South Africa, Spain, Germany and Czech Republic, we do our bit for the environment and collect large quantities of waste, which is then disposed of properly. At our sites in Germany alone, for example, we collected around 240 kilograms of trash.
Many thanks to all our employees who again actively helped out this year: You make sustainability happen!
Our involvement in World Cleanup Day is just one of numerous initiatives in the area of sustainability. You can read more about this in our current Sustainability Report 2022.
BENTELER at the CarBody Symposium in São Paulo
At this year's SAE Brazil CarBody Symposium, the most important car body builders met at the end of August to present and evaluate projects from car manufacturers.
The SAE Brazil CarBody is considered the most important forum for technical discussions on design details or special features in production.
BENTELER was represented there with its own booth where our experts could exchange ideas with interested parties. The focus was on our mission to make the mobility of the future lighter, more sustainable and safer. It was also a good opportunity to show our portfolio in the field of e-mobility.
The Battery Tray was a particular eye-catcher, but other products and technologies were also presented.
Another highlight was the presentation by our engineer Dr. Jessica Santana entitled "Battery Storage Systems Solutions". She stated after the presentation, "There is a lot of interest from our customers and other stakeholders. We were able to reinforce our expertise in tube forming and welding."
For the first time this year, the SAE Brazil CarBody Award was presented, recognizing the best "car body" presented during the event.
We would like to thank the SAE Brazil committee for the excellent organization of the event, the OEMs for the car bodies presented, all the speakers and especially our BENTELER team for putting on an exceptional event!
Successful plant expansion in Kariega - A milestone for BENTELER
Our BENTELER plant in Kariega, South Africa, in the Nelson Mandela Bay region is growing.
Together with customers, local authorities and colleagues, we recently celebrated the commissioning of an approximately 9,000 m2 extension and a new hot forming line.
This was made possible thanks to a special investment. Investments like this are part of a promise to our customers: Wherever they are, we are there for them, strategically
and geographically. That is why we continue to strengthen our presence in the relevant growth markets.
Plant Manager Cleber Rossini explains how the expansion supports our "local to local" approach: "With the plant expansion, we are strengthening our presence with our local
customers and making a significant contribution to the sustainable growth of our company. At the same time, we are supporting the local economy through this investment,
underlining our commitment to the region."
The South African Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Mr. Ebrahim Patel, also welcomed the plant expansion. He emphasized the need for a local approach: "The Kariega plant expansion shows that OEMs have realized that by manufacturing components locally, they can reduce the cost of the offshore supply chain, leading to local job creation."