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Production and Research Centers
JFE Steel Corporation has four main production centers: two large coastal steelworks in eastern and western Japan, the Chita Works which specializes in the production of pipes and tubes, and Sendai Works which specializes in the production of bars and wire rods. All of these facilities use advanced technologies to efficiently produce high-quality steel products. The company also has technical research centers at these production centers for the development and application of the most advanced steelmaking technologies in the world.
West Japan Works
The West Japan Works is one of the world's largest and most advanced steel mills. With an area of approximately 25.1 million square meters, the facility is roughly 550 times the size of Tokyo Dome. It boasts continuous, synchronized processes for ironmaking, steelmaking and rolling, and a production system that is flexible and efficient enough to meet the needs of even the most demanding customers. As the core steelworks for JFE Steel, the West Japan Works will continue to be at the forefront of the world's steel industry.
East Japan Works
The East Japan Works is an urban-style steel mill that combines the Keihin Works, Japan's first private steelworks that is located in the Tokyo-Yokohama (Keihin) area, and the Chiba Works, the nation's first integrated steel production facility established after World War II. The East Japan Works has continued to expand its land and update its layout to meet the increasingly sophisticated and diverse demands of its customers. Today, it boasts state-of-the-art steelmaking technologies and facilities and is also actively involved in environmental conservation. The East Japan Works has a strict resource and energy conservation program in place and is a key player in the recycling of waste plastics for blast furnace feed. Together with the Nishinomiya stainless steel manufacturing plant, the East Japan Works is a leading example of how urban steel mills of the 21st century can live in harmony with the environment and their communities.
The Chita Works specializes in the production of steel pipes and tubes, boasting the largest selection of steel pipes produced at any single plant in the world. It continues to develop innovative, cutting-edge technologies for pipe making.
The Sendai Works specializes in manufacturing steel bars and wire rods. The plant’s integrated production system encompasses, in addition to strip mills, an environmentally friendly eco-arc electric furnace that melts scrap for production as new steel. Rational production-management enables thorough control of all processes to produce steel bars and wire rods of exceptional quality.
Steel Research Center
JFE's Steel Research Center is one of the largest of its kind in the global steel industry. The center is responsible for developing innovative processing technologies and new products that capitalize on the potentials and possibilities offered by new materials. It also contributes its technology and expertise to such related areas as chemicals and the environment. The center has research laboratories in Chiba, Keihin, Kurashiki, Fukuyama, Chita and Sendai.
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JFE Steel produces a wide variety of steel sheets, including hot-rolled sheets made by hot rolling slabs, cold-rolled sheets made by cold rolling hot-rolled sheets, galvanized sheets and tinplate. High-quality sheets from JFE Steel are used throughout the automotive, electrical appliance, construction materials, office equipment, container and packaging industries.
Steel plates require an enormous amount of strength and toughness. Steel plates from JFE are used in a wide range of applications, including shipbuilding, construction and bridge building, boilers, pressure vessels and industrial machinery. Their reputation for reliability and quality has made them a core material in the support of daily life and infrastructure. JFE's titanium plates are used extensively in the aerospace industry for their lightweight and high corrosion resistant properties. They are also used in the chemicals, thermal and nuclear power generation, desalination and maritime development fields.
Shapes and spiral pipes
H-shapes (wide flange beams), sheet piles and other steel shapes are used as structural materials in buildings, bridges, shore levees and many other applications. Rails are also part of the JFE Steel lineup. Spiral pipes are a type of steel pipe used as a foundation material in areas such as civil engineering and construction, pipe sheet piles and offshore structures. Whether visible or hidden, JFE steel shapes provide basic, fundamental support to today's society.
Steel pipes from JFE are used in gas and water systems, buildings, civil engineering projects and a variety of other fields. JFE also supports the world's energy industry with highly functional oil country tubular goods (OCTGs), line pipes and boiler tubes that are able to stand up to severe environments. JFE steel pipes will continue to be a leader in addressing the new needs and requirements of tomorrow.
JFE Steel is one of the few companies in the world to offer a full lineup of electrical steel sheets. It produces both grain-oriented and non-oriented electrical steel sheets as well as high-frequency "Super Core" products that contribute substantially to the solution of environmental and energy issues facing the 21st century.
As its name suggests, stainless steel is steel that is able to withstand rust. Its excellent corrosion resistant properties have earned it extensive application in a wide range of industrial fields. JFE produces a comprehensive lineup of stainless products comprising both sheets and plates that meet the complex needs of today's society. In sheets, JFE is a specialist in ferrite products, with original production technologies that have earned the company a place among the world's top firms in this field.
Bars, wire rods and welding materials
JFE Steel produces a full lineup of high-quality bars and wire rods for use in automobiles, machinery and bearings. Its welding materials also enjoy a strong reputation for quality.
In addition to iron powder for powder metallurgical products in the automotive industry, JFE Steel also produces iron powder for warm packs, welding rods, gas cutting, deoxidizers and chemical reactions. These iron powder products are highly regarded in a wide range of industries.
JFE Steel is forging a system of global alliances under comprehensive business partnerships with many of the world's leading companies. We are working to enhance our ability to respond to customers all over the world, while building strategic alliances with foreign downstream companies to maintain stable exports and maximize capacity utilization.
The world is becoming more aware of environmental issues and the legal framework is being put in place to create a recycling-oriented society. As this happens, societies will need to consider how best to recycle their resources. JFE has developed many distinct recycling technologies, including systems to use waste plastics as blast furnace feed. These original technologies are behind the company's dynamic, innovative recycling business.