As part of Bulten's sustainability strategy, it has launched BUFOe – a new product line focusing on energy efficiency. By replacing conventional fasteners in a vehicle with BUFOe, CO2 emissions can be reduced by more than 30% in the manufacturing process – helping solve the climate challenges of the automotive industry.
Anders Nyström, president and CEO of Bulten, explains: “As an industrial company and especially as a supplier to the automotive industry, it is necessary for us to constantly develop more energy efficient solutions and to reduce our CO2 emissions. Low CO2 emissions are a competitive means in the automotive industry of the future and, in the long run, also a survival condition for all industrial companies.”
When manufacturing conventional fasteners, heat treatment is the part of the process that has the most negative impact on the environment, both through CO2 emissions and through energy consumption. In Bulten's new product line BUFOe, a combination of materials and manufacturing process is used that makes the heat treatment redundant and the result is a fastener with significantly lower impact on the environment.
“Bulten's brand BUFO has been known for innovation and quality for over 100 years. With our new product line BUFOe we add sustainability to the brand and offer our customers a tangible contribution to the solutions to the industry's climate challenges. Thanks to the characteristics of BUFOe, we can reduce CO2 emissions from our manufacturing by, in the first step, 30% compared to a conventional fastener. If you take into account that every car contains thousands of fasteners and that 90 million cars are produced every year, you understand that the impact will be substantial," says Philip Lejon, vice-president technology at Bulten.
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