Middle East Representative Office opened.
Kobelco Precision Parts (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. established.
Kobelco Trading India Private Limited established.
PT. Kobelco Trading Indonesia established.
Kobelco Trading Vietnam Co., Ltd. established.
Matsubo Corporation acquired.
Kobelco Plate Processing India Private Limited established.
Shinsho Osaka Seiko (Nantong) Corporation established.
Shinsho Mexico S.A. de C.V. established.
Kobelco Tsutsunaka Trading Co., Ltd. (currently SHINSHO METALS CORPORATION) acquired as subsidiary.
Kobelco CH Wire Mexicana, S.A. de C.V. established.
SC Tech de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. established.
KTN Co., Ltd acquired as subsidiary.
Aiken Wire Processing, L.L.C. established.
Yangon Branch opened.
Nakayama Corporation (currently SHINSHO METALS CORPORATION) acquired as subsidiary.
SC Welding Corporation acquired as subsidiary.
Sydney Office opened.
Brisbane Office opened.
Acquired a 40% stake in Morimoto Kosan Co., Ltd.
Kobelco Tsutsunaka Trading Co., Ltd. merged with Nakayama Corporation and changed the name with SHINSHO METALS CORPORATION.
Tokyo head office relocated.
Business & Risk Management Department organized.