Stainless Steel Fuel Tanks
Automaker suppliers need to have a robust development process and introduce new materials to reflect industry trends toward increasingly stringent requirements for fuel economy, evaporative emissions, and recyclability.
As a Tier 1 supplier, Spectra Premium applies advanced product and process innovations. Our introduction of stainless steel technology for the manufacturing of fuel reservoirs provides solutions to address new challenges and improve product performance.
Stainless steel offers automakers many important advantages in the development of their vehicles when compared to plastic or mild steel alternatives. Fuel tanks made of stainless steel can achieve lighter weight than plastic with a globally available, sustainable material that is recycled through a long-standing network of recycling businesses.
New Production Facility in Sweden
Spectra Premium invested in new state-of-the-art production equipment for the advanced manufacturing of lightweight stainless steel fuel tank systems in Trollhättan, Sweden. Operational since November 2019, the new facility improves the scale of the company’s technology in Europe by introducing advanced manufacturing from its Boucherville, Canada operation while accelerating future technology through the integration of its research and development center in Trollhättan.
This move completes the integration of the previously announced acquisition of TechROi Fuel Systems as well as the official company name change to Spectra Premium AB for the Swedish entity.