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Kobelco starts aluminum extrusion plant for automotive parts in Kentucky
2019/09/25
It was reported that Kobelco Aluminum Products Extrusions Inc., Kobe Steel, Ltd.’s subsidiary in the US, launched a new aluminum extrusion factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky on September 18th.

The new plant produces and sells aluminum extrusions and fabricated products to domestic buyers. Its facilities take raw aluminum ingot through melting or casting and finishing to final products.

The company saw the rising demand so it has planned to raise the production last year. Therefore, the plant was introduced last week. It will add a new melting furnace and extrusion press to bring up capacity to 1,000 tons a month for the coming months.

The company thought the business growth from the automaking industry as now the cars should be lighter with fuel efficiency regulations and stronger collision safety regulations in North America.
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