Company

Message from the President

Impeccable copper tubing with advanced technology, for every need

The Kobelco & Materials Copper Tube Group was created in 2004 through the merger of Mitsubishi Materials and Kobe Steel’s copper tube divisions. Since then, we have been leveraging the strengths of each to achieve meaningful advancements in cutting-edge technology, product quality, and customer satisfaction.

Copper tubing is an essential part of daily life. A few notable applications include air-conditioning equipment, water pipes, and electronic cooling components. Demand for copper tubing continues to rise in Japan and other industrialized nations, and in emerging and developing nations, as well. Moreover, Individuals and companies everywhere are expressing a strong need for environmentally-conscious products. We’re determined to meet the call by developing eco-friendly refrigerants and improving heat exchange performance.

We have designated the Hatano Plant―our production site in Japan―as the center of our R&D and technology development efforts. Through this facility, we collaborate with R&D partners to pursue new innovations in copper tubing and develop mass production technologies to meet current and future needs. Many of these needs arise in growth markets, which we serve through production and sales locations established in Southeast Asia. These locations, together with our facilities in Japan, form an integrated production system optimized to serve the global market.

In 2017, the Hatano Plant celebrated its 50th anniversary. The faith of our customers and stakeholders made this possible. And our insistence on the best quality has been key to earning that faith. We will continue to contribute to society by utilizing our expertise to develop high-quality products that protect our shared planet.

We are looking forward to the support of all of our stakeholders as we move ahead.

Hideo Sumida President and CEO

Hideo Sumida
President and CEO