Distinctive products and technologies
Wire Rod for Automotive Engine Valve Spring
Found in one out of every two cars worldwide!
Engine valve springs must 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
The world’s strongest steel!
Kobe Steel’s high-strength steel sheet is primarily used in auto frame parts and contributes to lighter vehicles. In particular, we are 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 rotating parts of engines, 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.
40% share of world market!
Crankshafts are a core ship part, transmitting power 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.