The Kobe Steel Group operates in a wide range of fields that contribute to the very foundation of society, including both the materials sector and the machinery sector.
As a key division of Kobe Steel’s machinery business, we have been designing, manufacturing and selling AIP® systems, a type of PVD equipment, since 1986. We have developed standard batch systems, in-line systems, and special coating systems for piston rings, etc.
Kobe Steel has also developed coating technologies for a number of different applications.
In 1998 the company started to sell UBMS® systems and expanded PVD system applications. As of August, 2011, we have manufactured 500 units worldwide.
A broad array of business activities are conducted under the KOBELCO brand. With these activities, the Kobe Steel Group aims to contribute to society in many different fields, including iron and steel, welding, aluminum and copper, industrial and construction machinery, natural resources and engineering, environmental solutions, wholesale power supply, real estate and electronic materials.
KOBELCO is the corporate logo mark and brand name of the Kobe Steel Group. Behind the KOBELCO mark is Kobe Steel's commitment to excellence and quality.