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JFE Steel Corporation

New Partner Joins JFE in Guangzhou JFE Steel Sheet Joint Venture

Tokyo --- JFE Steel announced that its investment partner in group company Guangzhou JFE Steel Sheet Co., Ltd (GJSS) has changed from Guangzhou Iron and Steel Enterprises Holdings Ltd. to Guangzhou Steel Sheets Co., Ltd. All procedures for the change have been completed.

The change has not affected JFE’s investment ratio in GJSS, which remains at 50%, with Guangzhou Steel Sheets now holding the other 50%.

Going forward, GJSS, JFE Steel and Guangzhou Steel Sheets will keep contributing for stable supplies of cold rolled steel sheet and hot-dip galvanized steel sheet mainly to automobile companies.


Guangzhou Steel Sheets Co., Ltd. (new partner)

Established: December 22, 2011
Head office: Yingang Building, 24 Jingang Road, Nansha District, Guangzhou, Guangdong,
P.R.China
Chairman: Zhou Shi Chun
President: Fan Sheng Biao
Registered capital: 3.25 billion yuan
Ownership: 51% – Baosteel Zhanjiang Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (wholly owned subsidiary of Baosteel Group Corporation)
  49% – Guangzhou Iron and Steel Enterprises Holdings Ltd.

Guangzhou JFE Steel Sheet Co., Ltd. (after change in partners)

Head office: Wanqingsha, Nansha District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, P.R.China
Chairman: Zhou Shi Chun
President: Masaharu Saisu (dispatched from JFE Steel)
Facilities: Cold rolling mill (1.8 million tons/year)
  Continuous annealing line (1 million tons/year)
  No 1. Hot-dip galvanizing line (400,000 tons/year)
  No 2. Hot-dip galvanizing line (400,000 tons/year)
Products: Cold rolled steel sheet and hot-dip galvanized steel sheets (mainly for automobiles, but also electric equipment and construction applications)
Employees: Approximately 700
Plant location: Nansha Development Zone, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province
Total investment: 990 million USD
Registered capital: 443 million USD
Ownership: 50% – JFE Steel Corporation
  50% – Guangzhou Steel Sheets Co., Ltd.

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