Bulten launches BUFOe - a new energy efficient product line

2020-02-17Press release

As part of Bulten's sustainability strategy, BUFOe is launched - a new product line focusing on energy efficiency. By replacing conventional fasteners in a vehicle with BUFOe, CO2 emissions can be reduced by more than 30% in the manufacturing process. Bulten thus contributes to solving the climate challenges of the automotive industry.

 “As an industrial company and especially as a supplier to the automotive industry, it is necessary for us to constantly develop more energy efficient solutions and to reduce our CO2 emissions. Low CO2 emissions are a competitive means in the automotive industry of the future and, in the long run, also a survival condition for all industrial companies”, says Anders Nyström, President and CEO of Bulten.

When manufacturing conventional fasteners, heat treatment is the part of the process that has the most negative impact on the environment, both through CO2 emissions and through energy consumption. In Bulten's new product line BUFOe, a combination of materials and manufacturing process is used which makes the heat treatment redundant and the result is a fastener with significantly lower impact on the environment.

“Bulten's brand BUFO has been known for innovation and quality for over 100 years. With our new product line BUFOe we add sustainability to the brand and offer our customers a tangible contribution to the solutions to the industry's climate challenges. Thanks to the characteristics of BUFOe, we can reduce CO2 emissions from our manufacturing by, in the first step, 30% compared to a conventional fastener. If you take into account that every car contains thousands of fasteners and that 90 million cars are produced every year, you understand that the impact will be substantial”, says Philip Lejon, VP Technology at Bulten.

For further information, please contact:
Anders Nyström, President and CEO

Tel: + 46 (0)31-734 59 00, e-mail: corporatecommunications@bulten.com


Bulten AB (publ) is one of the leading suppliers of fasteners to the international automotive industry. The company’s product range includes everything from customer-specific standard products to customized special fasteners. The company also provides technical development, line-feeding, logistics, material and production expertise. Bulten offers a Full Service Provider concept or parts thereof. The company was founded in 1873, has some 1,400 employees in eight countries and head office in Gothenburg. The share (BULTEN) is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Read more at www.bulten.com.