|Traded as||TYO: 5411|
TOPIX Large 70 Component
|Founded||September 27, 2002(through merger)|
(President and CEO)
|Revenue||JPY 3,308 billion (FY 2016) (US$ 30.5 billion) (FY 2016)|
|JPY 67.9 billion (FY 2016) (US$ 627 million) (FY 2016)|
Number of employees
|60,439 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2017)|
Japan Marine United (45.93%)
|Footnotes / references|
JFE Holdings, Inc. (JFE ホールディングス株式会社 Jeiefuī Hōrudingusu Kabushiki-gaisha) is a corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It was formed in 2002 by the merger of NKK (日本鋼管株式会社 Nippon Kōkan Kabushiki Kaisha) and Kawasaki Steel Corporation (川崎製鉄株式会社 Kawasaki Seitetsu Kabushiki-gaisha) and owns JFE Steel, JFE Engineering and Japan Marine United. JFE is from Japan, Fe (the chemical element symbol of iron) and Engineering.
Mergers and Spinoffs
At the time JFE Holdings was created in 2002, NKK Corporation was Japan's second largest steelmaker and Kawasaki Steel was the third largest steelmaker. Both companies were major military vessel manufacturers during World War II.
JFE's main business is steel production. It also engages in engineering, ship building, real-estate redevelopment, and LSi business. The company also operates several overseas subsidiaries, including California Steel Industries in the United States, Fujian Sino-Japan Metal in China, and Minas da Serra Geral in Brazil. Other than steel, they are also known for products such as the bicycle tree.
JFE Holdings owns JFE Steel, the fifth largest steel maker in the world with revenue in excess of US$30 billion. JFE Holdings has other subsidiaries including JFE Engineering, JFE Steel and JFE Shoji , and part-owns Japan Marine United, a major shipbuilding company.
NKK and Siderca S.A. of Argentina established a seamless pipe joint venture by spinning off the seamless pipe division of NKK's Keihin Works in 2000. In November 2009, JFE agreed to partner with JSW Steel, India's third-largest steel producer, to construct a joint steel plant in West Bengal.
Its shipbuilding unit, Universal Shipbuilding was created in 2002 when NKK Corporation a predecessor of JFE, merged its shipbuilding unit with that of Hitachi Zosen. In 2012, JFE merged its ship building unit, Universal Shipbuilding Corporation, with Marine United Inc. of IHI after discussion started in April 2008 to form Japan Marine United Corporation It aims to become Japan’s largest shipbuilder.
JFE Engineering Corporation is developing a quick charge system that it claims can take a battery from zero charge to 50% full in about 3 minutes. It has two batteries, one that stores electrical energy from the grid and another that delivers it to the car at extremely high current (500-600 amps), which allows it to use a low-voltage power supply. The company claims that even though one station costs about $63,000, that’s roughly 40% less than the competing CHAdeMO system.
The bicycle tree is an automatic storage system for bicycles that can hold up to 6,000 bikes. The systems works by fitting the bicycle with an electronic tag and a computer saves the owner's data. Then a mechanical arm pulls the bike into a cylindrical well and stores it in a free location. When the owner wants to retrieve the bike, a card is swiped through a reader and the computer retrieves the bike based on the data.
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