The Kobe Steel Group is active in many different fields, including iron and steel, welding, aluminum and copper, industrial and construction machinery, engineering, environmental services, wholesale power supply, real estate and electronic materials. While supplying society with trusted technologies, products and services, we seek to enhance the Group's overall corporate value by concentrating on high-end, "Only One" products and staying true to our commitment to skilled manufacturing.
(As of March 31, 2008)
Non-consolidated: 9,467 (As of March 31, 2008, excluding personnel on loan)
Consolidated subsidiaries and equity-valued affiliates
215 (as of March 31, 2008)
Fiscal 2007 Consolidated Segment Sales (in billions of yen)
Iron & Steel Segment
With a focus on steel products, this segment produces castings and forgings, titanium, and steel powder. It continues to expand its business operations and production systems, while enhancing product development and diversification and entering a wide variety of materials-related fields. In addition, the welding consumables it manufactures using advanced technologies have earned high marks for quality and reliability both in Japan and abroad.
Steel wire rod and bar, steel sheet, steel plate, steel castings and forgings, titanium, steel powder, welding consumables, welding systems
As one of the world's leading producers of aluminum and copper products, the Kobe Steel Group uses proprietary technologies to pursue business activities with priority placed on the automotive and IT industries.
Aluminum sheet, aluminum extrusions and fabricated products, aluminum alloy and magnesium allow castings and forgings, copper sheet, strip and tube.
¥450.0 billion (Fiscal 2007)
¥22.0 billion (Fiscal 2007)
Main production centers
Moka Plant, Chofu Works, Daian Plant
This segment engages in a wide range of machinery-related businesses in the ferrous, nonferrous, energy, chemical and environmental fields. Building on decades of experience, we supply everything from turnkey plants to single pieces of equipment, using advanced technologies, value-added products and services to satisfy the diverse needs of our clients.
Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (which focuses on the manufacture and sale of hydraulic excavators) and Kobelco Cranes Co., Ltd. (which focuses on the manufacture and sale of cranes) develop original products, that in a synergistic relationship, makes the Kobe Steel Group a comprehensive construction machinery manufacturer.
Civil engineering and construction machinery, environmental recycling equipment; crawler cranes, wheeled cranes, civil engineering and foundation machinery