JFE Steel, our alliance partners and other steel mills in Japan and other countries.We have also established a structure to provide steel material products that have already undergone slitting and other cut processing, secondary and tertiary prosessing, which are closer to the finished product, in line with customer needs.
Steel Plate and Steel Sheet
We supply steel plate and steel sheet products to businesses in a wide range of industries, including the automotive, appliances and electrical machinery, shipbuilding/construction machinery and energy industries.
We play a pivotal role in the automobile manufacturing supply chain, processing, distributing and selling automotive steel sheet, meeting the various needs of automobile manufacturers in Japan and other countries.
To address the worldwide tightening of environmental regulations in recent years, we are focusing on strengthening the supply chain for light and sturdy high-tensile steel sheet that reduces vehicle weight. Taking advantage of our network：the global four key regions (Japan, China, ASEAN and the Americas)—including a new processing and sales facility in Mexico—we coordinate with JFE Group manufacturing facilities to meet the local procurement needs of our customers.
We supply electrical steel sheet, surface-treated steel sheet and other steel products to customers that manufacture products designed to support people’s lives by handling the distribution of electricity, such as generators, transformers, home appliances, office automation equipment and electric vehicles.
We have built the robust supply chain in the four key regions(Japan,the Americas, China and ASEAN) We have been expanding our business in recent years through initiatives such as acquiring a leading electrical steel sheet processing company in Canada and collaborating with partners. We are among the world’s top firms in the supplying electrical steel sheet for use in transformers and motors. To achieve greater growth, we are seizing the growing demand related to electric vehicles and electric power by setting up operations in new regions, enhancing our functions and expanding our supply chain, and pursuing more collaborations with partners.
We procure steel sheet and plate from JFE Steel and other steel manufacturers around the world that is used to build ships, construction and industrial machinery, offshore wind power generators, bridges, roofs, walls, etc. We meet customer needs with timely and proactive proposals and communication.
In Japan, through our typical equipment functions such as process numerous pre-fabricated blocks for ship building companies, we provide processed plate which contribute to the efficiency in construction sites. We are also pursuing various projects overseas, including crafting a steel sales and processing supply chain for offshore wind farms and enhancing our product lineup through investments in local manufacturers in Vietnam and other countries.
Leveraging our global procurement of materials and industry-leading distribution and processing supply chain, we supply steel products that meet customer needs in a wide range of industries, from automobiles to kitchen appliances, construction machinery, construction materials and cutting tools.
In addition to selling general-purpose materials, we are proactively generating new demand through methods that include taking proposals to customers about switching materials. Moreover, since domestic supply sources are rapidly consolidating, we are accelerating our drive to cultivate new supply sources in Japan and overseas. We also add greater value to our customers’ products by leveraging our knowledge and experience from a wide range of industries, which allows us to propose optimal processing schemes and materials.
In Japan, we promptly and precisely respond to customer requests by leveraging diverse supply sources, including JFE Group suppliers. Overseas, we are strenghtening our efforts to capture construction material demand in ASEAN and North America, where growth is expected.
JFE Shoji Steel Construction Materials Corporation serves the domestic construction materials sector. Demand for steel products used in construction in Japan is decreasing, however, affected by the country’s population decline. To counteract that decrease, we are strengthening our capabilities, which include procuring steel products from various sources, primarily JFE Group products; providing services that take advantage of our processing and distribution facilities; and offering added value for steel frame work, deck construction and more. By organically linking the resources and networks (products, regions, and Group companies) we have cultivated, we will also use our extensive range of products and services to supply one-stop services that suit customer needs.
Pipe & Fitting
Leveraging various supply sources in Japan and overseas, including JFE Steel, we have built a robust supply chain for our businesses that includes processing and warehousing through investments to swiftly meet demand in a vast range of fields.
JFE Shoji Pipe & Fitting Corporation, which serves the domestic steel pipe sector, has thirteen locations nationwide and a sophisticated structure with strong regional roots. Going beyond steel pipe and pipe product sales, we have also established a processing supply chain in collaboration with affiliates and subcontractors. We expect steel demand to shrink, and the energy field is going through various changes related to decarbonization. Anticipating that customer needs will continue to diversify, we will support our customers by responding even more quickly to those needs and offering more competitive proposals.