Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal to boost sheet metal output in China

Aug 23, 2013

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal to boost sheet metal output in China

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. is considering boosting production capacity of high-end sheet metal in China to meet growing demand there, Executive Vice President Katsuhiko Ota said. The company is considering raising the capacity at a joint venture with Chinese partner Baosteel Group ...

Jul 23, 2013

Steel maker reaches price hike pact

Kyodo Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. and Toyota Motor Corp. have agreed on a price hike for sheet metal in the April-September period of about ¥10,000 per ton, sources said Tuesday. The markup of roughly 10 percent from the preceding six-month period is ...

Steelmaker to halt Kimitsu blast furnace

Mar 13, 2013

Steelmaker to halt Kimitsu blast furnace

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. will halt operations at a blast furnace at its iron mill in Kimitsu, Chiba Prefecture, sources said Tuesday. The steelmaker is also considering postponing the start of operations, originally planned for this month, at its newly established furnace ...