Kobe Steel, Ltd., operating worldwide under the brand Kobelco, is a major Japanese steel manufacturer headquartered in Chuo-ku, Kobe. Kobe Steel also has a stake in Osaka Titanium Technologies.
It was formed on September 1, 1905. Its location in a major city port was useful for importing and exporting iron ore and coal. Kobe Steel is the owner of the rugby team Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers.
The Welding segment offers welding materials, welding robots, and conducts welding-related consulting business. The Aluminum and Copper segment offers rolled aluminum products, rolled copper products, aluminum alloy products, magnesium alloy products and aluminum-processed products. The Machinery segment manufactures and sells various energy, chemical and nuclear power-related equipment. The Resources and Engineering segment conducts engineering works and provides new transportation systems.
The Kobelco Eco-Solutions provides water treatment plants, chemical and food-related equipment. The Kobelco Construction Machinery segment offers hydraulic excavators and mini excavators. The Kobelco Crane segment provides crawler cranes and rough terrain cranes. The Others segment develops and leases real estate.