Aluminum & Copper

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    Aluminum Sheet and Coils for Automotive Closure Panels

    Aluminum Sheet and Coils for Automotive Closure Panels

    50% market share in Japan!

    Due to increased demand for lighter cars, the use of aluminum for engine hoods and other applications is increasing. Kobe Steel has capitalized on expertise and engineering capabilities amassed over many years to capture about 50 percent of the market in Japan.

    Aluminum Forgings for Automotive Suspensions

    Aluminum Forgings for Automotive Suspensions

    Top market share in Japan!

    Weight reduction needs have led to higher use of aluminum in suspension systems. Kobe Steel has the leading market share in Japan for aluminum forgings, which are over 40 percent lighter than conventional steel forgings.

    Aluminum Shapes for Rolling Stock

    Aluminum Shapes for Rolling Stock

    Top market share in Japan!

    Aluminum shapes are used in the bodies of rolling stock.Kobe Steel offers various shapes to meet customers’need for weight savings and is Japan’s top supplier of shapes for rolling stock.Recently, our aluminum shapes have been adopted in the UK.

    Aluminum Bottle Can Stock

    Aluminum Bottle Can Stock

    70% market share in Japan!

    Kobe Steel holds a more than 30-percent market share for aluminum beverage can stock in Japan. Furthermore, Kobe Steel holds an approximately 70-percent share for aluminum bottle can stock, which requires complex processing.

    Aluminum Disks

    Aluminum Disks

    60% share of world market!

    Aluminum disks are used as substrate materials for hard disk drives for desk top computers and data centers,which require a high level of quality. Kobe Steel is the leading manufacturer of aluminum disks,holding approximately 60 percent of the world market share.

    Copper Alloys and Plating for Automotive Terminals and Connectors

    Copper Alloys and Plating for Automotive Terminals and Connectors

    Top market share in Japan!

    Copper alloys for automotive terminals and connectors are utilized in the wire harnesses often referred to as the nerves of an automobile. With about 30 percent of the market, Kobe Steel boasts the top share for such alloys in Japan. Our CAC®5 and CAC®60 alloys contribute to increased miniaturization and improved performance through new reflow plating offering unprecedentedly low insertion force and high contact reliability.

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