Standards Certification Suspended at Kobelco Aluminium Extrusions Plant

Standards Certification Suspended at Kobelco Aluminium Extrusions Plant

Kobelco’s aluminium operations faced another setback this week after Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) temporarily suspended certification for its aluminum extrusion plant in Chofu. The company revealed the news in a statement released on Tuesday. The statement indicated that the suspension means that...


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 […]