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The Kobelco Construction Machinery Group has a long history of developing construction machinery as a member of Kobe Steel, Ltd., one of the world leading steelmakers. Our history spanning over 75 years started in 1930 with the 50K electric mining shovel that was the first construction machinery product manufactured in Japan. Since then, we have developed many innovative products and techniques that have contributed to a breakthrough in construction machinery technology.

The same indomitable spirit that have shaped our proud history is still alive, encouraging us to develop innovative state-of-the-art products such as the HYBRID excavator and the SK3500D building demolition machine with the highest reach in the world.

To promote continuous development, basic research on future technologies in such areas as energy-efficiency, noise-reduction, weight-reduction, and safety, is pursued in cooperation with Kobe Steel's Kobe Corporate Research Laboratories.

As a core member of the Kobe Steel Group, Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. works in cooperation with other Kobe Steel companies in a variety of ways.

Kobe Steel, Ltd.

Heading the Kobe Steel Group is Kobe Steel, Ltd., Which is comprised of five independent internal companies, as described below.

Iron and Steel Sector:
Manufactures iron and steel, forged steel, and titanium.

Welding Company:
Supplies highly acclaimed welding technologies and supplies.

Aluminum and Copper Company:
A leading manufacturer of beverage can stock, aluminum material for cars and railroad rolling stock, and copper tubing.

Machinery & Engineering Company:
Manufacturers high quality industrial machinery and compressors, and is engaged in the engineering business.

Real Estate Company:
Real estate business.

 Kobe Steel, Ltd.
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Outline of Kobe Steel, Ltd.
Founded : September 1905
Capitalization : ¥233,313,248,065
(As of March 31, 2006)
Employees : 8,673

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