Kobelco Steel Tube Co., Ltd., which was founded in 1959 as the manufacturing
seamless stainless steel tubes and pipes plant of Kobe Steel, Ltd. that
used Ugine-Sejournet extrusion process, has manufactured these products
for about 60 years.
The plant was spun off into its own business segment called Kobe Special Tube Co., Ltd. for more increase of specialization in 1996.
It is through your continued support that we have overcome the severe business environment including recessions caused by the strong yen and the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy for the last two decades after the independence of our company.
As for the last year, we changed our company’s name from Kobe Special Tube Co., Ltd. to Kobelco Steel Tube Co., Ltd. in April. We have gathered strength of the Kobe Steel Group and taken a proactive stance for steel tube business more than ever. At the same time, the Tokyo office became the head office under a dual head office system along with the Shimonoseki head office and works. Therefore, we have reduced the distance to the customer and the market, have enhanced the sensitivity of external environmental changes, and have made efforts to the establishment of a framework that can respond quickly and accurately to the request of the customers.
This year is the second year of the 5 years medium-term plan that started at 2016 fiscal year. We continue to drive further development of the management culture of the company in a continuous and strong manner for the accomplishment of the 5 years plan by the Corporate philosophy that is described below.
- Always aim to ensure the highest Operational excellence at that time, to provide the technology, products, and service that are trusted by our customers
- Based on the human-oriented management, to create a corporate culture that enhances the strength of the teamwork by making the most of every employee’s characteristic
- To achieve stable and long-term growth by continuous changes and making new value
We will certainly respond to the needs of high functionality, the short delivery period, and the stable supply of seamless stainless steel tubes and pipes that are increasing by the development of natural resources and energy industry.
Hiroaki Matsubara, Company President
Kobelco Steel Tube Co., Ltd.