Profile: Kobe Steel Ltd (KBSTY.PK)
Kobe Steel, Ltd. (Kobe Steel), incorporated on June 28, 1911, is a steel manufacturer, which supplies aluminum and copper products. The Company's segments include Iron & Steel, Welding, Aluminium & Copper, Machinery, Engineering, Kobelco Eco-Solutions, Kobelco Construction Machinery, Kobelco Cranes and Other Businesses. The Company is engaged in a range of fields, with its businesses focused on materials and machinery. The materials businesses include iron and steel, welding, and aluminum and copper products, while machinery includes industrial and construction machinery, as well as engineering and environmental solutions. The Company operates under the brand name Kobelco.
Iron & Steel
The Company's Iron & Steel segment includes steel wire rods and bars, steel plates, steel sheets, pig iron, steel castings and forgings, titanium, steel powder and power supply. The segment offers wire rod for automotive engine valve springs and built-up crankshaft.
The Company's Welding segment includes materials, welding systems, high functional materials and related services. Its welding materials are used in various business sectors, such as construction, shipbuilding, oil storage facilities and pipeline maintenance. The Company has developed welding process, the REGARC Space-Saving Welding System for core columns and connections.
Aluminium & Copper
The Company's Aluminum & Copper segment includes aluminum sheets and plates, aluminum extrusions and fabricated products, aluminum castings and forgings, copper sheets and strips, and copper tubes. It offers aluminum automotive panels, aluminum disk blanks, and aluminum bottle and can stock.
The Company's Machinery segment includes tire and rubber machinery, plastic processing machinery, advanced technology equipment, metalworking machinery, nonstandard compressors and standard compressors. It also offers chemical and energy equipment, nuclear power equipment and related services.
The Company's Engineering segment includes ironmaking processes, iron ore-pelletizing system and nuclear power products. It also offers chemical weapons destruction services, steel structures and sabo, urban transit systems and upgrading of low-rank coal.
The Company's Kobelco Eco-Solutions segment includes water treatment products, cooling towers, waste treatment and recycling, process equipment and environmental analysis. The segment operates through its subsidiary, Kobelco Eco-Solutions Co., Ltd., which is an environmental solutions company.
Kobelco Construction Machinery
The Company's Kobelco Construction Machinery segment includes construction equipment, construction recycling machinery, metal recycling machinery, resource recycling machinery and forestry machinery. The segment operates through its subsidiary, Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., which specializes in hydraulic excavators.
The Company's Kobelco Cranes segment includes crawler cranes, wheel cranes, specialized base machines for civil engineering and foundation work, and work vessels. The segment operates through its subsidiary, Kobelco Cranes Co., Ltd., which is a construction machinery manufacturer specializing in cranes.
The Company's Other Businesses segment includes Shinko Real Estate (real estate development, construction, sales and other), Kobelco Research Institute (material analysis and testing, structural assessment, manufacture and sale of sputtering targets and other), and other businesses. Its other businesses also include wholesale power supply and real estate.
Kobe Steel Ltd
2-2-4, Wakinohama Kaigan-dori, C
KOBE-SHI HYG 651-8585
Company Web Links
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