Kobe Steel, Ltd. plans to increase its production capacity of titanium alloys for the aerospace market and commercially pure titanium for general industry. The company plans to construct a new ring-rolling mill and install heat-treatment and inspection equipment for large forged products at its Takasago Works in Takasago, Hyogo Prefecture in western Japan. Through the capital investments, Kobe Steel will be able to increase and improve its production capacities for ring products for aircraft and large forgings made of titanium alloys.