Four Japanese Firms Establish JV
Hitachi Metals, Kobe Steel and other material makers will supply titanium, nickel, high alloys and other materials to Japan Aeroforge, which will then process the material. After processing, Japan Aeroforge will return the processed parts to Hitachi Metals, Kobe Steel and other materials makers for heat treatment, machining and inspection. Hitachi Metals and Kobe Steel will then supply the forged parts to IHI, KHI, other domestic heavy industry manufacturers and heavy electrical machinery manufacturers. Hitachi Metals and Kobe Steel have incorporated Japan Aeroforge into their business strategies and intend to actively promote the business.