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Kobe Steel, Ltd. primarily operates in the materials and machinery sectors in Japan and internationally. The company’s Iron & Steel segment offers steel products, such as steel wire rods and bars, steel plates and sheets, and pig iron; steel castings and forgings; titanium products; and steel and iron powder, as well as is engaged in the wholesale of electric power supply. Its Welding segment provides welding materials and systems, as well as is involved in the testing, maintenance, and inspection of industrial robots, power sources, and equipment. The company Aluminum & Copper segment offers aluminum sheets and plates, aluminum extrusions and fabricated products, aluminum and magnesium castings and forgings, copper sheets and strips, and copper tubes for automotive and IT industries. Its Machinery segment provides industrial machinery, plastic process machinery, advanced technology equipment, metalworking machinery, and compressors, as well as chemical and energy, and nuclear equipment. The company’s Engineering segment offers products and services, such as iron making processes, nuclear power, chemical weapons destruction, steel structures and sabo dams, urban transit systems, and upgrading of low-rank coal. Its Kobelco Eco-Solutions segment provides water treatment systems, cooling towers, waste treatment and recycling facilities, process equipment, and environmental analysis services. The company’ Kobelco Construction Machinery segment offers construction and environmental recycling machineries. Its Kobelco Cranes segment provides crawler and wheel cranes; work vessels; and specialized base machines for civil engineering and foundation works. The company’s Other Businesses segment develops residential units; offers property management services; and develops oxide semiconductor and target materials for flat panel displays. Kobe Steel, Ltd. was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Kobe, Japan.

36,019 Employees
Last Reported Date: 06/25/14
Founded in 1905

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Kobe Steel and Angang Steel Establish Joint Venture Namely Kobelco Angang Auto Steel Co., Ltd. in China

Kobe Steel Ltd. and Angang Steel Company Limited established a joint venture called Kobelco Angang Auto Steel Co. Ltd. in China on August 1 to produce and sell advanced cold-rolled high-strength steel sheet for automobiles. The two parent companies signed an agreement on October 17, 2013 to form the joint venture. They subsequently undertook the necessary incorporation procedures to set up the new company. After receiving approval from the Chinese government, Kobe Steel and Angang were able to establish Kobelco Angang Auto Steel. Kobelco Angang Auto Steel will construct a continuous annealing line with a production capacity of 600,000 tons per year to make cold-rolled high-strength steel with a tensile strength of 590 MPa or higher. Angang will supply the joint venture with the substrate coils. Plans call for production to begin in early 2016. Total investments are anticipated to reach CNY 1.75 billion.

Kobe Steel Ltd. and Kobe Special Steel Wire Products (Pinghu) Co., Ltd. to Expand the Production Capacity

Kobe Steel, Ltd. and the other equity shareholders in Kobe Special Steel Wire Products (Pinghu) Co., Ltd. have agreed to expand the production capacity of their Chinese joint venture that processes special steel wire rod. KSP plans to add three wire drawing machines to the existing five units, yielding a total of eight machines. Production capacity will increase from the current 2,500 metric tons per month to 3,500 metric tons per month. Three more STC (Short Time Cycle) annealing furnaces will be installed for a total of six units. A 6,400-square-meter building will be constructed to house the additional equipment. Start-up is anticipated to begin in July 2015.

Kobe Steel Ltd., Annual General Meeting, Jun 25, 2014

Kobe Steel Ltd., Annual General Meeting, Jun 25, 2014., at 10:00 Tokyo Standard Time. Location: Kobe International Exhibition Hall No. 2 (1st floor).


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