Stainless steel in automotive applications

The visual appeal of polished stainless steel is regularly used to good effect in enhancing the outward appearance of modern road vehicles of all types. Where quality and durability are the primary considerations, stainless steel is often chosen in preference to other metallic materials and coatings.

Less widely known, however, is the important functional role that stainless steel plays in automotive construction which, in volume terms, greatly outstrips the market for decorative trim. Here, the unique properties of the material make it the optimum choice for unseen, but vitally important component parts.

Stainless steel’s corrosion resistance, durability and weight-saving qualities are also critical in helping to make buses safer, more sustainable and longer lasting.