Japan's Kobe Steel idles furnace, shifts production to Kakogawa mill

Japan’s Kobe Steel has idled a blast furnace at its Kobe Works and shifted some production to its Kakogawa Works to improve production efficiency, the company said on Thursday November 2.

The Kakogawa plant, located in the Hyogo prefecture, will now be its main production hub. The company has also halted production of other continuous casting units at the Kobe steel mill.

The re-organization of production works is expected to improve operating rates and reduce costs...


Paul Lim

November 02, 2017

13:10 GMT