Business Overview

Iron & Steel Division

Evolving a high-quality and stable supply chain.

We procure and supply steel products from around the world for our customers, with a focus on Kobe Steel Group products.
We strive to create new added value by utilizing our history of building supply chains, such as establishing local secondary processing manufacturers, refining logistical capabilities, and more.

Osaka Head Office:
Tokyo Head Office:

Overseas Operating Locations

Overseas Operating Locations


Using information and added value to support our customers' global manufacturing activities

The ability to gather information and apply manufacturing expertise are essential in creating stable procurement lines, securing product supply, and ensuring product quality around the world. The Shinsho Corporation utilizes the unique global network comprising of Kobe Steel, Ltd., the Kobe Steel Group, and other companies with close working relationships in the Americas, China, Thailand, and beyond to create a procurement and supply system that responds to the product quality and value required by our customers. We also dispatch Shinsho Corporation employees to local secondary processing manufacturers and partner companies so that they can understand local manufacturing and increase product knowledge in order to improve their information gathering capabilities and added value. The Iron & Steel Division's mission is to look at things from the customer's perspective, then work to satisfy customer requirements and always derive maximum value.

Becoming an irreplaceable manufacturing presence

The Iron & Steel Division plans to achieve the following milestones. Become experts in logistical coordination and material supply with a variety of supply chains that can respond to the changing demands of FY2023. Be a business unit (sustainable business unit) that continues to support manufacturing through proposals and material supply chains (procurement + logistics) that can respond to the needs of consumers in FY2030. Become an irreplaceable presence with a robust relationship of trust with customers via the numerous Kobelco Steel products like wire materials, steel plates, automotive parts, construction materials, and titanium stainless materials. To achieve the above goals, endeavor to develop new businesses like investment, M&A, working with offshore wind power generation businesses, supplying special alloys for photovoltaic power generation, reducing weight in EV (electric vehicle) components, and more.

Main Products Handled by the Iron & Steel Division

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Half-finished Steel ProductsIngots, blooms, billets, slabs
Special Steel ProductsCarbon and alloyed steel for structural use in machinery, stainless steel, heat-resistant steel, tool steel, spring steel, bearing steel, free-cutting steel, high tensile-strength steel, high manganese steel, special alloys
Construction MaterialsColumns, tie rods, steel pipe piles, guard cables, guard rails, gratings, anti-sway bars, high-tension bolts, stud dowels, steel fibers, high-strength shear reinforcement, geogrids, other general construction and civil engineering materials, safety fences for walkways, mesh to prevent falling rocks
Castings and Forgings Engine crankshafts, stern frames, propellers, turbine shafts and blades, various rolls, die steel
Carbon Steel ProductsWire rods, hard steel wire rods, bars in coil, steel plates, hot-rolled steel strip, cold-rolled steel strip, surface treated steel sheets, colored steel sheets, steel pipes, round reinforcement bars, deformed bars, section steel
Wire Rod ProductsSteel wires for cold forging, hard steel wires, PC steel wires, wire ropes, spring wires, stainless steel wires, annealed steel wires, nails, thin wires, wire mesh, barbed wires, polished steel bars, screws, bolts, nuts, binding wire, cold-forged products
Titanium and Nickel Alloys Titanium material (powder), pure titanium, titanium alloys, secondary titanium products, titanium building materials and seamless pipes, welded pipes, sheets, bars
Casting Materials and Cast ProductsPig irons for casting, auxiliary materials for casting, iron scrap, cast and forged products, steel powders

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