KOBELCO is the unified brand name of the Kobe Steel Group.

The Kobe Steel Group offers distinctive, trustworthy products and technologies in a wide variety of fields, including iron and steel, welding, aluminum and copper, machinery, engineering, construction machinery and electric power.


1905: Founded when major pre-war conglomerate Suzuki Shoten enters heavy industry field

1914: Begins first domestic development of air compressors

1916: Begins production of rolled steel products

1917: Begins production of copper tubes and bars

1926: Completes Japan’s first cement plant

1930: Completes first domestically produced electric mining shovel

1937: Begins aluminum casting and forging business

1940: Produces the first welding electrodes in Japan

1955: Achieves first industrial production of titanium metal in Japan

1960: Opens office in New York

1979: Establishes KOBELCO as international unified trademark

2002: Begins commercial operations

2005: Celebrates 100th anniversary

2006: Starts up processing plant for special steel wire rod used in automobiles in China

2016:Begins Electric Power Business

2019: Establishes regional headquarters in Europe

KOBELCO Japan Offices

Kobe Head Office

Tokyo Head Office

Osaka Branch Office

Nagoya Branch Office

Hokkaido Sales Office

Tohoku Sales Office

Hokuriku Sales Office

Shikoku Sales Office

Chugoku Sales Office

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