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Kobe Steel Completes Expansion of Wire Rod Processing Plant

7/11/2017 - Kobe Special Steel Wire Products (Pinghu) Co. Ltd. has started up new pickling unit at its cold-heading quality wire plant in the Chinese province of Zhejiang. 

In a statement, Japan's Kobe Steel Ltd. said the addition of a second unit boosts production to about 4,900 metric tons per month, a 40% increase. The project represents a US$11.4 million investment. 

The plant, which entered full production in 2009, is meant to supply Japanese-affiliated automotive parts manufacturers in China with cold-heading quality wire. The wire is used to make automotive bolts, nuts and other products.

Kobe Steel provides all of the special steel wire rod processed by the plant.