Steel
Markets  /  Automotive

Making the grade.

When your solutions require going beyond the simple – count on us to be that partner to drive your business forward.

Expert support for automakers and suppliers.

We have more than 60 years of experience serving the automotive industry and solving your most challenging steel issues. Get the help you need to keep up with changes in manufacturing. And in the market.

GRADE DEVELOPMENT

Work with us to get exactly the grade you need.

It’s not just what’s in your steel—it’s how it’s treated. We have access to the widest range of raw materials available, and apply advanced processing methods to alter steel’s performance to fit your specs exactly. Exhaustive testing by our metallurgists proves that it will perform under required conditions. Ask us about developing exactly the grade that will meet your needs.

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SERVING TIERS I-II-III

Adding value at every step of the supply chain.

Worthington is your single-source solution provider for steel at all levels. We support Tier I, II, and III automotive programs, ensuring you meet stringent industry requirements for safety and strength. We also work with you to make your products better: including problem solving, lean exercises, and finding ways to increase the value of your product.

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PRICE HEDGING

Options to help you manage unpredictable pricing.

Many of our customers in the automotive industry find that unpredictable pricing and inventory in steel markets is a risk they can’t afford. We partner with you on strategic solutions that help protect your profit margins and minimize risk across the entire supply chain. Our white paper details key principles of price risk management and four strategies for approaching the issue.

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Quick answers about managing price risk.

What is hedging? How can it help my business? Worthington Industries helps automakers protect margins in a volatile market. Start removing the guesswork with answers from our experts.

Success Story

Managing changes through volatile markets.

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A major automaker relocated some manufacturing to the US after tariff negotiations.

We collaborated with them to understand the problem and help work with existing suppliers.

Our solutions helped align cost mechanisms and reduce their risk of steel price volatility…

Linking and leveraging our creative thinking—as well as tons of steel. To solve the problem.

Steel for Automotive

We work harder. To make steel work better for you.

Collaborate with us to adapt to changing consumer needs and government requirements, while maintaining the highest standards of quality and strength.

USMCA GUIDELINES

A one-stop shop for North American sourcing.

The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) holds automakers to new rules regarding auto production. With our partnerships, experience, and extensive knowledge of the domestic market, we can help you make a smooth transition with sourcing, and support you in changing—or shortening—your supply chain to increase manufacturing in North America. Download our summary of the USMCA guidelines.

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Helpful Resources

How much do you need? What are the specs?

More than half of the passenger vehicles on the road today have Worthington’s steel in them—in more than 50 parts of a vehicle.

Expert Advice

The right steel and bright solutions from our experienced experts will improve your process.

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Pricing Volatility

As the price of steel goes up and down, your costs, prices, and performance are at risk.

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What Sets Us Apart

Customers love us for smarter supply chain solutions and our dedicated customer service teams.

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