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Kobelco Opens Expansion At Kentucky Extruded Aluminium Automotive Parts Plant

Kobelco Opens Expansion At Kentucky Extruded Aluminium Automotive Parts Plant

Kobe Steel, Ltd’s U.S. subsidiary Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions Inc. (KPEX) inaugurated a new aluminium extrusions plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky on Wednesday. The plant, which is one of two operated by Kobelco in Bowling Green, manufactures and sells aluminium extrusions...

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Kobelco to Partner with Novelis in Expansion of Aluminium Operations

Japan’s Kobe Steel, Ltd. is rumored to soon announce a multi-million-dollar partnership with Atlanta’s Novelis Inc. to build an aluminium plant to supply the latter’s processing plants abroad. The Nikkei Asian Review reported yesterday that Kobelco could announce the US$263-million to US$350-million new aluminium plant as early as tomorrow. The proposed plant will be built […]

Japanese Aluminium Companies Ramping Up to Capture Share in US Automotive Aluminium Market

Japanese aluminium producers UACJ Corp and Kobe Steel are gearing up to meet an ever-increasing demand for the metal in the United States’ automotive industry, according to a recent article in Reuters. Detroit’s automakers are continuing to increase their use of aluminium in order to meet government environmental standards. Japan’s biggest rolled-aluminum products maker UACJ’s […]

Kobelco to Build Second Aluminium Plant in Kentucky

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin announced Monday that the Japanese aluminium and steel firm Kobe Steel (Kobelco) will be building a second aluminium plant in the commonwealth. Kobelco chose Kentucky in part due to US$2.5 million in tax incentives offered by the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA). “We’ve been supplying aluminum bumper materials to Japanese […]

Japanese Firms Ramping Up Automotive Aluminium Offerings

Two major Japanese metals companies are planning to expand their aluminium offerings to take advantage of the emerging trend in consumer vehicle lightweighting for improved fuel efficiency. Kobe Steel is planning to spend approximately US$93 million to assemble aluminium plants in the United States and the People’s Republic of China. The plants will make extruded […]