Kobelco News

We are extremely sorry for our improper conduct

At this time, we sincerely and deeply apologize for the enormous amount of worry and trouble we have caused many of you in respect to the improper conduct concerning a portion of our products made by our company and group companies. The Kobe Steel Group, together with its suppliers, is…
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Kobe Steel opens 40 MW compressor test facility

TOKYO, April 12, 2017 — Kobe Steel, Ltd.’s Machinery Business has opened a 40 MW test facility for large-capacity nonstandard compressors at its Takasago Works in western Japan. Construction of the 8-billion-yen facility began in February 2015. The new facility was completed earlier this month on schedule and an opening…
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Kobe Steel receives Thomson Reuters 2014 Top 100 Global Innovators Award

Selected for the First Time as One of the World’s Top 100 Innovative Companies TOKYO, February 5, 2015 — Kobe Steel, Ltd. (also known as Kobelco) has been named to the Thomson Reuters 2014 Top 100 Global Innovators list. In recognition of this achievement, Thomson Reuters presented Kobe Steel with…
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Kobelco Announces New Service Shop in Texas

Kobelco announces plans for new service shop in Houston On August 14th, 2014, Takaaki Hayata, President of KCA, announced the beginning of a new milestone in the journey of Kobelco Compressors America, Inc. via plans for a new service center in the Houston, Texas area. The new service center will…
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Kobe Steel’s compressor company opens in Brazil

Kobe Steel announces expansion in South America Kobe Steel, Ltd. announces that its subsidiary company, Kobelco Machinery do Brasil Servicos Empresariais Ltda., has begun full-scale marketing of nonstandard compressors. Based in Sao Paulo, Kobelco Machinery do Brasil (KMB) is Kobe Steel's first location established in Brazil. In recent years, Brazil…
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Kobe Steel to set up compressor companies in Europe and the Middle East

Kobelco is expanding global marketing, parts procurement and services Kobe Steel, Ltd. announces that it will establish two 100% owned companies in July, one in Europe and the other in the Middle East, to expand the global marketing and servicing of its compressors. Kobelco Machinery Europe GmbH will be set…
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Wuxi Compressor starts under new structure

Wuxi Compressor starts under new structure In April, Kobe Steel, Ltd. took a stake in Wuxi Compressor Co., Ltd., based in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China. The investment will help Kobe Steel meet rising demand for process gas compressors in China. To mark Kobe Steel's equity participation in Wuxi Compressor, a…
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Kobe Steel invests in Chinese compressor company

Kobe Steel expands into the Chinese market TOKYO, May 17, 2011 - Kobe Steel, Ltd. announces that it has acquired a 44.3% equity share in Wuxi Compressor Co., Ltd., based in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China, after reaching agreement with parent company Wuxi Victor Group Co., Ltd. The investment will enable…
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New Plant in California, USA

Kobelco opens new compressor plant in California, USA Kobe Steel, Ltd. announces that subsidiary Kobelco Compressors America, Inc. (or KCA) is opening a new $20 million factory complex that will double its manufacturing capacity of compressor systems. KCA has also moved its headquarters to the new facility. March 14, 2011…
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Earthquake in Japan

Earthquake did not affect KOBELCO Kobelco would like to thank all of those who send their well wishes to the company and are concerned for our company and personnel. We greatly appreciate your sentiments, and would like to let our valued customers know that neither our headquarters in Tokyo, nor…
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Award of Excellence for the City of Corona, California

Award of Excellence for Manufacturer/Distributer in 2010 Kobelco EDTI Compressors, Inc. (KEC) received the City of Corona, California's Award of Excellence for Manufacturer/Distributer on April 22, 2010 from Mayor Karen Spiegel for their growth and upstanding corporate citizenship in the City of Corona.   Tetsuya Kakiuchi, president of KEC, proudly…
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Test Facility Helps Kobelco Make Inroads in the Large-Capacity Centrifugal Compressor Market

Kobelco Starts Up Japan’s Largest Compressor Test Facility Kobe Steel announced that a new large-capacity compressor test facility has begun operations at the Kobe Steel Takasago Works in Hyogo Prefecture in western Japan. Test facilities are essential to confirm the mechanical stability and design performance of compressors, a major product of Kobe Steel's Machinery…
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Kobelco EDTI Factory Expansion

Construction has begun on a major expansion of KEC's Corona, CA (USA) factory Kobelco EDTI Compressors, Inc. (KEC) has begun a major expansion of its manufacturing capacity at the company’s Corona, California (USA) location. The expansion will allow KEC to continue offering responsive production and delivery times for its products…
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