|Traded as||TYO: 5406
Nikkei 225 Component
|Founded||Kobe, Japan (September 1, 1905)|
|Headquarters||2-4, Wakinohama-Kaigandori 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 651-8585, Japan|
|Key people||Hiroya Kawasaki, (CEO and President)|
|Revenue||¥ 1.685 billion) (FY 2012)|
$ -286 million (FY 2012)(¥ -26.976 billion) (FY 2012)
|Employees||36,018 (consolidated) (as of March 31, 2013)|
Kobe Steel, Ltd. (株式会社神戸製鋼所 Kabushiki-gaisha Kōbe Seikō-sho?), operating worldwide under the brand Kobelco, is a major Japanese steel manufacturer headquartered in Chuo-ku, Kobe. Kobe Steel also has a stake in Osaka Titanium Technologies.
It was formed on September 1, 1905. Its location in a major city port was useful for importing and exporting iron ore and coal. Kobe Steel is the owner of the rugby team Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers.
The company is listed on the Tokyo and Nagoya Stock Exchange, on the Osaka Securities Exchange and is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 stock index. As of March 31, 2014, the company has 208 subsidiary and 62 affiliated companies across Japan, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US.
Business segments and products
- Iron & Steel: ordinary wire rod, specialty steel wire rod, specialty steel wire, ordinary steel bar, specialty steel bar, heavy plate, medium plate and sheet (hot-rolled, coldrolled, surface treated), titanium and titanium alloys, foundry pig iron and pig iron for steelmaking, stainless steel tube, specialty steel products, wholesale electric power supply
- Welding: covered welding electrodes, welding wire for automatic and semi-automatic welding, flux, welding robots and welding robot systems, welding power sources, welding-related testing, analysis and consulting
- Aluminium & Copper: aluminium can stock, aluminum sheet for heat exchangers and automotive use, aluminium extrusions, aluminium disk material for HDDs, aluminium foil, copper sheet and strip for semiconductors, copper sheet and strip for terminals, aluminium alloy and magnesium alloy castings and forgings
- Machinery: equipment for nuclear power plants, equipment for energy and chemical fields, tire and rubber machinery, plastic processing machinery, metalworking machinery
- Engineering: ironmaking plants (direct reduction), other plants and equipment (pelletizing, petrochemical, etc.), nuclear power-related plants, erosion control and disaster prevention structures, civil engineering, advanced urban transit systems
- Kobelco Eco-Solutions: industrial water plants, water and sewage plants, ultrapure and pure water, industrial water and waste water treatment equipment, recycling plants for processing organic waste materials (sewage sludge and foodstuffs), municipal waste incineration and melting plants, recycling facilities for bulky waste, PCB waste treatment facilities, brewing equipment, hydrogen oxygen generator, environmental analysis
- Kobelco Construction Machinery: hydraulic excavators, mini excavators, wheel loaders, road-building equipment
- Other: sputtering targets, superconducting products, real estate services, administration of public facilities
- Kakogawa, Hyogo
- Kobe, Hyogo
- Takasago, Hyogo
- Fujisawa, Kanagawa
- Ibaraki, Osaka
- Nishijo, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima
- Mooka, Tochigi
- Chofu, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi
- Daian, Inabe, Mie
- Harima, Hyogo
- Calhoun, Georgia
- Hayward, California (Kobe Precision, Inc.)
- "Corporate Profile". Retrieved April 13, 2014.
- "Consolidated Financial Results for Fiscal 2012". Retrieved April 13, 2014.
- "Key events". Osaka Titanium Technologies. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
- "Components:Nikkei Stock Average". Nikkei Inc. Retrieved April 13, 2014.
- "Business Activities". Retrieved April 13, 2014.
- "Facts & Figures Report 2012". Retrieved April 13, 2014.
- "Kobe Precision Introduces Copper Wafer Recycling Process". Laboratory Network.com. July 14, 1999. Retrieved April 13, 2014.
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