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.