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    KPEX Holds Opening Ceremony for Its Extrusion Facility in Kentucky

    Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions Inc. (KPEX), the U.S. subsidiary of Kobe Steel, Ltd., held an opening ceremony celebrating its launch of extrusion operations in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The integrated production facility, which began operation in November 2018, manufactures and sells bumper and car frame materials, which are increasingly being implemented in vehicles. “We’re growing our business […]

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    Novelis and Kobe Steel Form Joint Venture Partnership

    Novelis Inc. has entered into a joint venture agreement with Kobe Steel, Ltd., a producer of aluminum rolled products in Japan. The joint venture, to be named Ulsan Aluminum, Ltd., will be formed by Novelis selling Kobe Steel 50% of its ownership interest in its aluminum rolling facility in Ulsan, South Korea, for US $315 […]

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    KPEX Orders Furnace and Casthouse for Its New Facility In Kentucky

    Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions Inc. (KPEX), a subsidiary of Kobe Steel Group, is currently constructing a new integrated greenfield facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Addressing the growing use of aluminum in the automotive industries, KPEX will manufacture high strength automotive alloy extrusions for bumper beams and car frames. As new generations of aluminum alloys […]

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    Kobe Steel Supplying Titanium Forged Material for Large GE Jet Engine

    Kobe Steel, Ltd. has begun supplying titanium alloy forged material for shafts to IHI Corporation. The forged material certified by IHI will be used in a large commercial jet engine manufactured by General Electric (GE). IHI is one of the joint development partners of the engine. Rotating parts, such as shafts and disks, made of titanium alloy […]

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    Kobe Steel Breaks Ground on New Extrusion Plant in Kentucky

    Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions Inc. (KPEX), a subsidiary of Kobe Steel, broke ground on its new production facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky (announced in May), officially marking the start of construction. The new facility will manufacture and sell aluminum bumper beam material and car frame material for the automotive industry in the U.S. KPEX represents a […]

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    Kobe Steel to Build Aluminum Extrusion Plant in Kentucky

    Kobe Steel, Ltd. plans to manufacture and sell aluminum extrusions for the automotive sector in the U.S. in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The facility will operate through a company called Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions Inc. (KPEX) and will manufacture make bumper and frame materials for cars. The $46.7 million investment will include a new integrated […]