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Greetings from the President


Takashi Onishi, President

Since the founding of our company in 1959, we have manufactured seamless stainless steel tubes and pipes using the Ugine-Sejournet hot extrusion process. In 1996, with the purpose of enhancing our specialty, we founded Kobe Special Tube Co., Ltd. as a corporate spin-off from Kobe Steel, Ltd.. With all of your support, we were able to overcome severe economic conditions such as the appreciation of the yen and the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. For this, I thank you with the utmost sincerity.

In April of 2016, we changed the name of the company to Kobelco Steel Tube Co., Ltd. and focused our efforts on steel operations with concerted efforts of the Kobe Steel Group. We located the head office in Tokyo at this time, creating both Tokyo and Shimonoseki head offices and shortening the distance between our operations and our market. In doing so, we have heightened our sensitivity to changes in our external environment and have strived to build a system in which we can respond to the requests of customers more quickly and efficiently.

This year is the second year of our Five-Year Medium-Term Plan, which started in 2016. In the future, under the following management philosophy, we will continue to vigorously promote the further strengthening of our structure toward the achievement of our Medium-Term Plan.

  1. Always aim to realize operational excellence and provide reliable products and services for our customers.
  2. Based on mutual respect, create a corporate climate in which teamwork can be strengthened by maximizing the abilities of each employee.
  3. Strive for the creation of new value through continuous innovation and realize long-term sustainable growth.

Furthermore, we will strive to expand the functions of seamless stainless steel tubes and pipes in line with the ongoing development of the energy resources industry, to shorten delivery times, and to address the need for a stable supply.

December 21, 2017
Takashi Onishi, President
Kobelco Steel Tube Co., Ltd.

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