Kobe sees growing demand for challenging technologies

Article published in ERJ’s March/April issue

Japanese major reports growing demand for technologies that overcome the challenges of mixing silica into rubber compounds

Kobe Steel expects a significant increase in sales of tire and rubber machinery this year, due to “aggressive” orders over the past 12 months, company executives said in an interview with ERJ.

Sales of tire and rubber machinery for the Tokyo-based company’s previous financial year came in at $192 million. Sales are projected to reach $196 million in fiscal 2017 (ending March 2018) and grow…

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