A company visit program is offered for June 22. This program comprises visits to HYBRIT Pilot Plant and Gestamp HardTech.
08:00 Departure from the House of Culture in two separate buses, one bus per group, two groups.
08:15 Visit HYBRIT (Group 1)/Gestamp HardTech (Group 2)
10:00 Transport between visits
10:30 Visit HYBRIT (Group 2)/Gestamp HardTech (Group 1)
11:45 End: Departure to the House of Culture
Fee: € 50,-
HYBRIT Pilot Plant
HYBRIT stands for Hydrogen Breakthrough Ironmaking Technology. Under the name of HYBRIT, SSAB (Swedish Steel), LKAB, and Vattenfall are making a unique joint effort to change the Swedish iron and steel industry fundamentally by developing the first fossil-free steel.
HYBRIT tries to find solutions using hydrogen-based iron production. With a so-called direct reduction, hydrogen will be used to separate the iron from the oxygen, without using carbon. The final product will then be iron and water.
With HYBRIT technology, SSAB aims to be the first steel company in the world to bring fossil-free steel to the market already in 2026.
For more information about HYBRIT and HYBRIT Pilot Plant, please visit
HYBRIT Development AB
SSAB (Swedish Steel)
Jernkontoret (the Swedish Iron and Steel Producers’ Association)
Gestamp HardTech develops and manufactures press-hardened (hot-stamped) components for the automotive industry. The press-hardening technique was developed by the company in the 1970s. SAAB 9000 was the first car with a press-hardened safety component. The automotive industry was, is, and will be attracted to press-hardening due to the combination of improved safety and reduced weight.
The company SSAB HardTech was acquired by Gestamp Automoción in 2004. Gestamp HardTech is a part of the Gestamp group since then. Gestamp, a Spanish company group founded in 1988, develops and produces components for vehicle manufacturers worldwide, with more than 40000 employees at more than 100 production plants and 13 R&D Centers across 24 countries.