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August, 11th 2020

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Automotive Steel and Aluminum Masterclass

Automotive Nov. 9, 2015 2 days


The Automotive Steel and Aluminum Masterclass provides a detailed look into the world of steel, aluminum, and the automotive industry cost structure. To enquire about dates and locations please get in touch.


  • Steel and aluminum: costs, advantages and application
  • Future materials trends #
  • Pricing dynamics and fundamentals
  • Managing volatility and price risk
  • Production specifics, grades in steel and aluminum
  • Automotive market forecast for next 5 years


  • 1 course handbook with all presentations
  • 2 delegate networking lunches
  • 3 delegate networking coffee breaks per each day
  • Opportunity to join Kallanish Alumni LinkedIn Group
  • Opportunity to make new contacts with your trainers and fellow delegates
  • Practical and lasting skills


The Automotive Steel and Aluminum Masterclass is held in various locations. To find out where the next course will be held, or to suggest a location, please get in touch with a member of the team.

Automotive Steel and Aluminum Masterclass Nov. 9, 2015

The Kallanish Autmotive Steel and Aluminum masterclass is designed to be give delegates from different industries and varied level of experience a thorough and lasting knowledge of these industries. The combined knowledge of the trainers, small class sizes ensure interacive discussions.  

To enquire about dates and locations please get in touch.

  • Review of production and growth trends
  • Markets, volumes, segments – (cars, LCV, trucks)
  • Key statistics
  • Forecasts for per brand and region for next 5 years
  • Steel making steps: From Iron ore to iron
  • Steel making steps: liquid steel and casting
  • Steelmaking and processes
  • Finished steel products and uses
  • Basic steelmaking costs
  • Bauxite to Aluminum
  • The primary process
  • AL end user applications
  • Basic AL costs and cost curves
  • Grades of steel used in automotive applications
  • Production specifics of automotive steel
  • Physical and chemical properties, grades for autosteel
  • Uses and market volumes, key statistics and costs
  • Production specifics, grades
  • Volumes by value & weight
  • Applications of parts
  • Innovation & market dynamics
  • Materials & components in automotive production
  • Disecting a vehicle: costing and production
  • Purchasing specifics of components
  • Case study of a model
  • Mandatory use of material: steel and costs and advantages
  • Mandatory use of material: aluminum, costs and advantages
  • Optional use: Aluminium Vs Steel
  • Future material trends – will costs dictate?
  • Panel discussion and delegate Q&A
  • Core concepts of risk management; the how, why and where of risk management
  • The Paper Markets - OTC, Exchanges and Clearinghouses
  • The Paper Markets – Trading Instruments
  • Traders, brokers, investors and non-financial companies
  • Managing procurement and customer pricing exposures
  • Linking up the physical and financial exposures within the corporation
  • Commodity Lifecycle and Supply Chain Management
  • Commodity Market Fundamentals (aluminum and ferrous markets)
  • Identifying where price risk resides during commodity transformation stages
  • Explaining the core market features that determine price
  • Certificate ceremony
  • Class photo
  • Hand in feedback forms
  • Farewell

Automotive Steel and Aluminum Masterclass Nov. 9, 2015

Kevin Napier


A qualified metallurgist, Kevin joined the steel industry in the UK from the University of Surrey in 1976. After a long and varied career working in the steel industry - about 25 years in total in management, international sales & distribution and production for companies such as Bridon International and IMI – Kevin joined online publisher Steel Business Briefing in 2005. He most recently spent 4 years in Asia with SBB, firstly as General Manager of the company’s Far East operation based in Shanghai and Singapore and latterly he set up a new business in Dubai to cover the growing steel market in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. He has worked across a variety of sectors within the industry with particular emphasis on high carbon, stainless, alloy and tool steels and he also has a wide experience of high integrity materials, including nickel alloys and titanium. He also spent 5 years working in the non-ferrous metals sector.