Distinctive products and technologies
Wire Rod for Automotive Engine Valve Springs
Engine valve springs must be able to withstand thousands of expansions and compressions per minute. They require an extremely high level of quality. Kobe Steel’s wire rod products are the brand of choice, with a 50-percent share of the world market.
High-Strength Steel Sheet
Stronger than standard steel sheet, Kobe Steel’s high-strength steel sheet is primarily used in auto frames and helps contribute to lighter vehicles. In particular, Kobe Steel is a leading manufacturer for development and commercialization of ultra high-strength steel sheet.
Titanium for Aircraft Engine Components
Titanium is an important material for components that cover the engine rotor, form an airflow path, and prevent shattering during engine failure. Kobe Steel has been delivering fan case components for aircraft engines for over 30 years, meeting the demands of engine makers around the world.
Crankshafts are a core ship part, transmitting force from a ship's engine to its propellers. Kobe Steel holds 40 percent of the world market share for built-up and solid crankshafts, garnering high praise for dimensional precision at the micro level.