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Steel components in Cars and Trucks
Technologies for components
New steels
Modeling, Simulation and Testing


Network for the automotive, supplier
and steel industry

Ladies and Gentlemen,

‘Bringing the automotive, supplier and steel industries together’ is one of the two goals behind this year’s SCT 2014. This motto reinforces what the modern steel industry is all about: partnerships across value chains being made up of industry, research and development professionals.

The second motto of SCT 2014 is: ‘Future trends in steel development, processing technologies and applications’. The ability to steadily innovate one of the traditional and most innovative materials for industrial use is reflected in the increasing amount of steel being consumed across the world. Steel delivers a lot of solutions for solving such future global challenges as living and mobility in megacities or the preservation of material resources due to steel’s excellent possibilities for recycling.

This is reason enough to organize for a fourth time a congress and accompanying exhibition dedicated to the close relationship between the steel, supplier and automotive industries. Following the exciting launch of the SCTs in 2005, 2008 and 2011, we are looking forward to a next successful event in 2014.

Steels in Cars and Trucks 2014 (SCT 2014), which takes place from June 15 to 19, 2014, at Braunschweig, Germany, is your chance to initiate future milestones for innovation and to take away valuable information for your business.

We would already like to thank the sponsors and exhibitors, in particular Salzgitter and Volkswagen for becoming exclusive Platinum Sponsors; Georgsmarienhütte, SSAB, ThyssenKrupp and voestalpine for becoming Gold Sponsors, Tata Steel Europe as a silver Sponsor; as well as other Item Sponsors and several exhibitors. Also, the speakers and the many event supporters throughout the world who are actively promoting SCT 2014 deserve our special thanks.

We hereby cordially invite you to be in Braunschweig with us, to become actively involved as an exhibitor or sponsor, and as a guest to reactivate your contacts with experts all over the world and find new contacts.

We look forward to greeting you in June 2014, in Braunschweig, Germany.

Hans Jürgen Kerkhoff
Chairman Steel Institute VDEh,
President German Steel Federation
Peter Dahlmann
Executive Member of the Managing Board,
Steel Institute VDEh