Kobe Steel orders new steel plate finishing rolling mill for Kakogawa works

Primetals Technologies' finishing rolling mill for Kobe Steel Kakogawa Works with improved rigidity.

Kobe Steel, Ltd. is a global company that operates on a worldwide scale under the group’s unified brand of “KOBELCO.” It supplies high-value-added steel products, primarily long and flat steel products for automobiles, home appliances, ships, buildings, and bridge cables in Japan and overseas markets. The company is also involved in a wide range of other businesses, including other metal materials than steel, e.g., aluminum, titanium, copper and such, industrial machinery, e.g., compressors and isostatic pressurizers, construction machinery, and engineering.

The finishing rolling mill of Primetals Technologies for this project meets Kobe Steel’s needs to strengthen its development and manufacturing technologies for high-performance steel plates. This mill designed with Primetals Technologies’  state-of-the-art technologies and proven by extensive records in Japan and other countries will show significantly improved rigidity compared to the existing mill. It will produce steel plates of thickness from 4.5 mm to 360 mm and width from 1,000 mm to 4,500 mm. With the mill, Kobe Steel will strengthen its product supply system with stable quality and delivery time and its development and manufacturing technologies for high-performance steel plates.