The Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group kickstarts cooperation with ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company, as part of its efforts to reduce scope 3 emissions
Luxembourg, July 13th, 2023 - Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group and ArcelorMittal Europe - Tubular Products have announced a new partnership to offer low carbon-emissions steel tubes, enabling companies in construction and engineering industries to reduce the carbon footprint embedded in the products they purchase, as part of their scope 3 emissions.
XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel tubes, produced by ArcelorMittal, and distributed by Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group, can help companies realize CO2 emissions savings of up to 75 percent compared with conventionally produced steel tubes.
The tubes are manufactured with XCarb® recycled and renewably produced, a label applied to ArcelorMittal’s steel produced in an electric arc furnace (EAF) using high levels of scrap and 100 percent
renewable electricity for the EAF. The electricity used comes from renewable sources such as wind and solar and is supplied via a recognised Guarantee of Origin (GoO) scheme. These steel tubes are the first on the market that enable such a significant reduction in CO2 emissions, and which come with an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) to give full data transparency to customers. The partnership is part of Van Leeuwen’s strategic targets relating to climate action. The company constantly works to identify and reduce its carbon footprint throughout the entire value chain, cooperating with suppliers to produce and distribute pipes and tubes with a reduced carbon footprint.
In a unique event held on the premises of Van Leeuwen headquarters, members of the management committee for both companies gathered to kick off this collaboration that will strengthen both companies’ efforts to reduce CO2 emissions as well as using XCarb®® solutions. Additionally, in the presence of Van Leeuwen employees, the first delivery truck arrived at the warehouse of the nearby operating company of Van Leeuwen in Zwijndrecht with the first load of low-carbon-emission steel tubes.
Speaking in Zwijndrecht, the Head of Business Development of ArcelorMittal Europe – Tubular Products, Adrian Alecu said: “It is a pleasure to work closely together with our customers and join efforts in our common goal to achieve net-zero emissions. I would like to thank Van Leeuwen for their trust, and for the commitment they have shown in distributing low-carbon emissions hollow structural sections using XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel”.
From Van Leeuwen side, Managing Director of the Dutch Van Leeuwen companies Steven Ruijters, said: "As leading company in the industry, Van Leeuwen takes its responsibility to enhance sustainability and to enable its customers to do the same. It is our ambition to be the most sustainable pipe distributor in our industry. Therefore, we work together with strong partners like ArcelorMittal to offer tubes with a low CO2 footprint to the market."
About ArcelorMittal Europe – Tubular Products
ArcelorMittal Europe - Tubular Products is a pan-European producer and leading global supplier of pipes and tubes. With manufacturing operations in six countries, 15 strategically located production sites, and a robust distribution network, we deliver our comprehensive range of tubular products across Europe and major international markets.
Active in many sectors like energy, construction, automotive, mechanical engineering, yellow and green goods, and agriculture, we offer an extensive portfolio of tubular solutions that cover the full spectrum of customer needs. ArcelorMittal Europe -Tubular Products stands at the forefront of the industry, offering one of the widest ranges of steel solutions available. Our product range includes seamless and small welded tubes (including precision and CDW), complemented by various processes and finishing options such as ERW, HFI, galvanized, coated laser cutting, and tube bending.
For more information about ArcelorMittal Europe Tubular Products, please visit https://tubulareurope.arcelormittal.com/
Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group
The Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group is an international distribution company specializing in steel pipes, and pipe and tube applications. The family-owned company, with its head office in Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands, was founded in 1924 and is active in virtually all industrial sectors. The Group has 70 branches spread across 33 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and North America. Van Leeuwen’s 2,400 employees have specialist knowledge of sourcing, processing, project management, logistics and stock planning and work closely together with customers in its markets. The combination of global logistics and knowledge of products and customer applications makes Van Leeuwen a leading company in its markets. www.vanleeuwen.com