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JFE Steel Corporation

JFE Steel Galvanizing (Thailand) Begins Operating Continuous Galvanizing Line

Tokyo --- JFE Steel Corporation announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary JFE Steel Galvanizing (Thailand) has begun operating a continuous galvanizing line at the company’s production facility in the Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate of southeast Thailand’s Rayong Province. Commercial production will begin following customer approvals.

Thailand, the biggest automobile-producing country in Southeast Asia, hosts the production and exporting bases of numerous automakers. With production capacity and new plant construction both expected to increase, demand for high-grade automotive steel sheets is envisioned growing.

Strengthened by its new continuous galvanizing line in Thailand, JFE Steel will support the expansion plans of automakers by meeting their requests for local procurement and increasingly sophisticated products and services.

Continuous Galvanizing Line
Product   Hot-dip galvanized steel sheets mainly for automobiles
Sheet sizes   Thickness from 0.4mm–2.3mm and widths from 800mm–1,880mm
Annual capacity   400,000 tons

JFE Steel Galvanizing (Thailand)
Location:   Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate, Rayong Province, Thailand
Establishment   November 2008
President:   Yoshiyuki Morita
Employees:   242
Capital:   Approximately 300 million USD
Ownership:   JFE Steel Corporation (100%)


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