The Kobe Steel Group brings basic and cutting-edge technologies developed by the Technical Development Group together with the technologies of the individual business units closely linked to customers and production. This enables Kobe Steel to create distinctive products and technologies as well as boosts its manufacturing capabilities in such fields as materials, machinery, the environment, energy, and electronics.
Under the 2016-2020 Medium-Term Management Plan, we aim to strengthen technical development in order to support growth strategies. We are working to develop differentiated technologies that will maximize profits by strengthening the competitiveness of major products and to create products and processes that will realize value for our clients.
At the Technical Development Group, we have dedicated many years to building up a broad base of technologies through research and development activities with our diverse businesses, including materials, machinery, and electric power. The technological assets that support the creation of unique products and our advanced manufacturing capabilities can be classified into four fields and 21 core technologies. While working to strengthen and combine these core technologies, Kobe Steel will endeavor to create new value for its customers.