Over the last 114 years, Japan Steel Works Ltd. has developed into a steel products and plastics industrial machinery manufacturer.

Attracted by opportunities within the coal industry of the Ruhr valley in North Rhine-Westphalia, JSW established a local business in Duesseldorf in 1969.

Today the company’s European activities have extended to its Extrusion Technical Center in Duesseldorf, which serves customers from the automobile, chemical and chemical recycling industries.

“Our technical center functions like a showroom as it enables our European and Japanese customers to test our machines and to find the best solutions,” said Kazuaki Kurita, Managing Director of Japan Steel Works Europe GmbH. “The center has been a huge advantage for us here in order to expand the machinery business in Europe.

Although a decrease in output from nuclear and large thermal power stations has affected demand for JSW’s steel products, JSW Europe remains committed to European customers as a forging and casting supplier for turbine and reactor application materials.

“Our presence here in North Rhine-Westphalia is critical to our business as Germany offers the highest level of technical expertise in Europe. We will grow our business and serve our European customers,” Kurita said.