Kobe Steel Ltd. operates in the materials and machinery businesses. The company also engages in power supply, real estate, and electronic materials businesses. Segments The company's business segments include Iron and Steel; Wholesale Power Supply; Aluminum and Copper; Machinery; Construction Machinery; Real Estate; and Electronic Materials and Other Businesses. Iron and Steel The Iron and Steel segment’s products and services include wire rod, steel bar, specialty steel bar, steel plate and sheet (hot-rolled, coldrolled, and surface processed), steel castings and forgings, titanium and titanium alloy, steel powder and other powder products, pig iron, slag products, stainless steel tube, building materials, specialty steel products, steel wire, covered welding electrodes, welding wire for automatic and semi-automatic welding, flux, welding robots, welding power sources, welding robot systems, testing, analysis, inspection, and research. Wholesale Power Supply The Wholesale Power Supply segment engages in the wholesale electric power supply business. It has two power plants and combined maximum power generation capacity of 1.4 million kilowatts. Aluminum and Copper The Aluminum and Copper segment’s products and services include aluminum can stock, aluminum for heat exchangers, aluminum for automobiles, aluminum extrusions, disk blanks, aluminum foil, copper sheet and strip for semiconductors, copper sheet and strip for terminals, lead frames, copper tube for air conditioners, aluminum alloys and magnesium alloy castings and forgings, and processed aluminum products. Machinery The Machinery segment’s products and services include engineering services (ironmaking, nonferrous metal, pelletizing, and petrochemicals), equipment for energy and chemical fields, equipment for nuclear power plants, civil engineering, advanced transit systems, tire and rubber machinery, plastics processing machinery, isostatic pressing systems, metalworking machinery, compressors, refrigeration compressors, heat pumps, environmental solutions, recycling and soil remediation, cooling towers, heavy electrical equipment, and continuous earth-moving systems. Construction Machinery The Construction Machinery segment’s products and services include hydraulic excavators, mini excavators, wheel loaders, crawler cranes, rough terrain cranes, and work vessels. Real Estate The Real Estate segment engages in real estate development, construction, property sales, leasing, remodeling, building and condominium management, and insurance brokering. Electronic Materials and Other businesses The Electronic Materials and Other Businesses segment offers special alloys and other new materials (sputtering targets), materials analysis, high-pressured gas container manufacturing, silicon wafer reclaim, superconducting products, IC testing services, private nursing home management, and general trading. Markets The company offers its products in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, North America, and the Middle East. History Kobe Steel, Ltd. was founded in 1905.
kobe steel ltd (5406:Tokyo)
2-4, Wakinohama-Kaigandori 2-chome
Phone: 81 7 8261 5111
Fax: 81 7 8261 4123www.kobelco.co.jp
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