Research and development helps us to realize ArcelorMittal’s ambitions in technological innovation and sustainability

Research and development

ArcelorMittal is ranked among the world leaders in steel for research and development (R&D) and we are committed to sustaining our leadership position well into the future.

With 1,400 full-time researchers employed across the globe at 12 research centers, ArcelorMittal is at the heart of developing new steel products and solutions. In the United States, ArcelorMittal operates a R&D center in East Chicago, Ind. employing approximately 200 and devoted to research on flat products, primarily automotive.

In 2015, we invested $227 million in research and development globally. Our R&D focuses on maintaining the competitiveness of steel versus alternative materials, particularly in our unique automotive franchise; creating niche products and improving the steelmaking process.