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Message from the president

Our products, which play a role as a part of the resource recycling industry, are used in a wide range of industrial fields, such as construction materials, industrial machinery, chains, and ships. In flat steel, in particular, we have continued to provide high-quality, highly reliable products that satisfy our customers with a wide range of sizes and steel types that are among the best in the industry. In order to build a recycling-oriented society, for which cooperation by the entire world is needed to realize a prosperous future, Shinkansai Steel Corporation will strive to provide more colorful products (high value-added products) than ever before under our corporate slogan,「鉄の再生から未来の彩製へ」.

At the same time, we are committed to nurturing the lives of individual employees through colorful work. In addition to a full range of benefits, as a company we are making a concerted effort to prioritize the good health of each and every employee. We offer a variety of programs to enhance the each family’s happiness and create a colorful future for them. We appreciate your continued support and patronage of the new Shinkansai Steel Corporation that will continue to add color to the world through business.

Osamu Matsutani,
Representative Director of Shinkansai Steel Corporation

Company overview

Name Shinkansai Steel Corporation
Head Office and Sakai Plant 5 Shiohamacho, Sakai-ku, Sakai, Osaka 590-0981 Japan
TEL +81-72-238-5561 (main line) FAX +81-72-228-1440
Hoshida Plant 4-26-1 Hoshida Kita, Katano, Osaka 576-0017 Japan
TEL +81-72-891-0621 (main line) FAX +81-72-891-5411
Tokyo Office Koho Bldg., 6th floor, 1-11-8, Nihonbashi Kayabacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0025 Japan
TEL +81-3-3668-5907 (main line) FAX +81-3-3668-2266
Date of establishment October 1, 2001
Purpose of business Manufacturing, processing, and sales of steel and rolled steel products using electric furnaces
Capital 100 million JPY
Number of employees 347
Annual sales 25.9 billion JPY (actual sales in 2022)


Year History of Shinkansai Steel Corporation
2001 Establishment of Shinkansai Steel Corporation through the merger of Kansai Seiko and Rinko Seitetsu
2002 Acquisition of ISO 9001 certification [Head office and Sakai Plant, Hoshida Plant, and Tokyo Office]
Replacement of transfer conveyor [Head Office and Sakai Plant]
Introduction of long line equipment [Head Office and Sakai Plant]
2004 Introduction of deslagging machine [Head Office and Sakai Plant]
2005 Expansion and renovation of roughing mill facility in Rolling Plant I [Hoshida Plant]
Expansion and remodeling of rough row equipment at the No. 1 rolling mill [Hoshida Plant]
2006 Installation of multi-function burner [Sakai Plant]
Introduction of round steel bar production facility [Sakai Plant]
2007 Modification of the upper shell of arc furnace [Sakai Plant]
Enlargement of electrode diameter and renewal of lifting equipment [Sakai Plant]
Modification to use LNG for steelmaking [Hoshida Plant]
Introduction of deslagging machine [Hoshida Plant]
2009 Renewal of transformer for arc furnace [Sakai Plant]
Renewal of CCM control device [Sakai Plant]
Renewal of roughing and intermediate mill motor [Sakai Plant]
Renewal of arc furnace lifting equipment [Hoshida Plant]
Modification to use LNG for heating furnace as fuel [Hoshida Plant]
2010 Introduction of cast piece identification management system [Sakai Plant]
2011 Renewal of main control system for rolling finishing line [Sakai Plant]
2013 Renewal of heating furnace and roughing mill facility in rolling mill plant I [Hoshida Plant]
Modification of CCM transport equipment [Hoshida Plant]
2014 Renewal of roughing, intermediate, and finishing mills [Sakai Plant]
Renewal of CCM slab cutting machine(upper cut type) [Hoshida Plant]
2016 Acquisition of ISO 14001:2000 certification [Sakai Plant]
2017 Acquisition of ISO 9001:2015 certification [Head office and Sakai Plant, Hoshida Plant, and Tokyo Office]
2018 Renewal of finishing control system at No.1 rolling mill [Hoshida Plant]
Merger with Kansai Seiko Engineering
Disposal of steelmaking facilities at the Hoshida Plant
2021 Renewal of finishing reducer at No. 1 rolling mill [Hoshida Plant]
2022 Rolling line integration(one-line) [Hoshida Plant]
Year History of Kansai Seiko History of Rinko Seitetsu
1933 Establishment in Hachijo-dori, Minato-ku, Osaka
1938 Relocation to Tsurumachi, Taisho-ku, Osaka
1944 The Steel Rolling Division of Sakaguchi Sadakichi Shoten (current Sakaguchi Kosan) was spun off as Sakaguchi Kinzoku Kogyo (3-21 Kita Sakaigawacho, Nishi-ku, Osaka) and started the production and sales of bar steels as a steel rolling manufacturer.
1946 The company name was changed to Kansai Shintetsu Kogyo, and the head office was relocated to 3-102 Misakicho, Minato-ku, Osaka. Restoration of the plant and restarting of the operation
1951 The company name was changed Kansai Seiko.
1952 Rolling facility was completed in the Sakai Plant and started operation.
1955 The head office was relocated to 5 Shiohamacho, Sakai. The Sakai Plant was then made the head office and plant by integrating the Misaki Plant.
1957 Two five-ton electric furnaces were newly installed in the head office plant and started the in-house production of steel ingots. Expansion of the rolling mill plant II
1959 One 15-ton electric furnace was added and started production.
1962 One 30-ton electric furnace was added and started production.
The Tokyo Satellite Office (current Tokyo Office) was established. The large and medium-sized rolling mill was constructed and started the production of the new product, Wide Flat.
Completion of a 15-ton electric furnace in Hoshida, Katano City, Osaka, according to the facility rationalization plan and the start of production
1963 The wide flat steel Wide Flat obtained the certificate of registration from British Lloyd's Register of Shipping Standards. Addition of a 30-ton electric furnace
1964 Completion of the rolling mill plant I and the start of production
1970 Completion of the continuous rolling mill plants I and II and the start of production
1971 Continuous casting equipment was installed at the steel mill.
1972 Completion of the Tsurumachi Warehouse in the former site of the head office plant
1975 The Machine Tool Division was established and started manufacturing and sales of internally developed automatic label applicators.
1977 The large and medium-sized rolling mill plant was drastically renovated into a continuous rolling mill plant. Completion of a 30-ton electric furnace replacement work and the completion of continuous casting equipment and the start of production
1981 A 60-ton electric furnace was installed, and the existing 15-ton and 30-ton electric furnaces were discontinued.
1982 A large vertical rolling mill was installed in the rolling mill plant. Start of the operation of electromagnetic stirrer
1985 The continuous casting equipment in the steelmaking plant was renewed. Introduction of out-of-furnace refining equipment (LF)
1988 The Tokyo Satellite Office was upgraded to the Tokyo Sales Office.
1989 Installed an out-of-furnace refining facility (LF) at the steelmaking plant. Relocation of the head office to Hoshida, Katano City
1990 Introduction of a vertical rolling mill was installed in the rolling mill plant II. Replacement of the continuous casting equipment. Replacement after the expansion of the transformer used for steelmaking.
1991 A building-integrated direct-suction dust collector was installed in the steelmaking plant. Gasification and capacity expansion of the heating furnace at the rolling mill plant II. Expansion of the product warehouse. Factory automation of furnace operation at the rolling mill plant I.
1992 The electric furnace was converted to a bottom tapping system in order to improve the environmental performance and reduce costs. Replacement after expansion of the refining facility at the rolling mill plant I. Acquisition of a patent for the manufacture of structural materials for groove covers. Relocation and reinforcement of the cooling floor of the rolling mill plant I and introduction of factory automation. Replacement after expanding the cold shear at the rolling mill plant I.
1994 the Tokyo Sales Office was renamed the Tokyo Office. Completed the dormitory for singles and the training building Renewal of the intermediate and finishing rolling mills at the rolling mill plant I and completion of the expansion of the cooling floor
1995 The Engineering Division was spun off to form a wholly owned subsidiary, Kansai Seiko Engineering. Modification of rolling and refining equipment (1st time)
1996 Conversion of the electric furnace to aluminum conductor arm to increase melting capacity
1997 Introduction of quality assurance equipment MLFT (magnetic leakage flux testing equipment, straightener, and ancillary equipment) Installation of water treatment equipment at the rolling mill plant
1999 Acquisition of ISO 9002 certification
2000 Acquisition of ISO 9001 certification (Design, development and manufacture of cast steel, flat steel, round steel, square steel and deformed flat steel)
2001 Renewal of heating furnace (Continuous heating furnace with six-band walking beam)
Modification of rolling and refining equipment (2nd time), modification of the inspection floor
Replacement of 160 kg/cm2 pressure descaling equipment Introduction of rolling dimension control devices (LTC, LPC)