The SAERTEX® program of environmental management has been certified since 2009. We are continuously working on the sustainable optimization of our processes and products, both globally and locally. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that SAERTEX has again been awarded the “Ökoprofit-Betrieb” certificate.
We are pleased to announce that SAERTEX will have a new production site in the north of Mexico in Ciudad Juárez. This new facility will join 14 other SAERTEX production sites strategically located around the world. Originally, SAERTEX had planned to open the Ciudad Juárez facility by the end of 2020. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, however, the date has been postponed to early 2021. Preparations are still in full swing, and we regularly review the schedule to adapt to the current situation.
SAERTEX® supports the BMWi-funded research project HyFiVE (Hybrid joining technologies for connections in maritime use), in which five industrial companies and three scientific institutions develop new technologies and evaluate them for maritime use.
Lightweight construction, as a key technology for sustainable transportation solutions, is difficult to establish in shipbuilding due to inadequate joining technologies between fiber composite materials and steel. Another complicating factor are the high fire protection requirements and the lack of standards for the use of fiber composite materials for ships at sea.