Logistics and Services
We offer the following services:
Worldwide delivery of material to our customers’ ‘door steps’. Global agreements in this respect are available and negotiable.
Commitment for buffer/security stock (i.e. storage and consignment).
Semi-finished products on demand (e.g. slitted, sheets, blanks).
Duferco Automotive offers a wide range of contracts, in order to meet the specific needs of each of our customers. Therefore, we will work with you to customize a mutually agreeable contract that functions effectively for you. Furthermore, we can support your resale contracts in order to maximize your ability to secure prime material costs.
We work with the following major forms of contract:
Direct Contracts (OEM)
Tier 1 Contract (Index)
Resale Management (Tier 1, 2 & 3)
We are confident that the following five key attributes mark our ability to provide a value added service for your steel processing activities, and look forward to working with you to demonstrate the advantages for your business
Networked with the largest global panel of first ranked suppliers.
Availability of secured contracts (including confidentiality) for both direct use and resale.
Supplies granted worldwide for each grade (secured development).
Logistics and other services granted with local distribution adapted to your needs.
Access to financing support mechanisms
We are looking forward to doing business with you.
Global vehicle sales topped 85 million units in 2014, a 2.3% increase over the previous year. Growth in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region boosted the annual volume by nearly 2 million units, despite the ongoing economic difficulties seen in South America.
Market leader China saw sales increase by 6.7% to 23.4 million units, but much less than the 14% growth in 2013 over 2012.
Toyota remained the world’s top seller in 2014 for the third straight year, with more than 10 million units sold worldwide. Volkswagen also topped the 10 million-unit mark, but fell short of the top spot by about 100,000 vehicles.
Automotive steel is an important target for Duferco. As per our estimates, current steel consumption by the auto industry accounted for approximately 5% of the global steel market in 2014.
Shipments of automotive steel accounted for around 2% of Duferco’s total steel shipments in FY2014: a lot of room to grow!
Duferco’s management has reiterated its commitment to automotive steel as a major area of focus in the Company’s strategy. Thus, the Company’s thrust on the automotive sector is set to continue.