About us

About us


The energy & chemicals segment of KOBELCO's Machinery Business Division is supported by two solution lineups: (1) compressors for compressing process gases and (2) heat exchangers used for gas-based heat exchange.

Our business caters primarily to customers in the energy and chemical industries as well as niche fields. However, we will improve convenience in daily life and ensure stability in energy supply by combining our respective solutions.

Our Track Record

  • Number of countries for installation

    more than70
  • Number of our customers

    more than2,000
  • Number of products installed

    more than17,000


Our Technical Expertise

In our nearly 100 years of history, KOBELCO has created a variety of products that are notable for being Japan's first or largest. This is possible because we take a proactive approach in bringing in technologies, undertaking our own development, and working to improve productivity and quality.
At the heart of these achievements lies our technical expertise, which has been handed down steadily from our founding to the present day. Many of our components, including metalworking and welding, are produced at Takasago Works in Hyogo Prefecture. These components are then integrated as systems to best meet the features and performance that are desired by our customers. This technical expertise is one major reason why customers around the world choose us.

Our History

Over the course of our long history, not only have we built an extensive track record and list of accomplishments, but we have also created a corporate culture where we are always ready for challenges. This includes overcoming natural disasters such as the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in 1995 and various other failures.
We have continuously responded and adapted to changes in our environment. With this experience under our belt, we are unfazed by change, no matter the circumstances. In fact, we would like to continue transforming ourselves for years to come and carve our name in history. Our stance will never change.

Attentive listener and eternal partner to our customers

We strive to always listen attentively to the opinions of our customers and be a truly valuable partner. Through high-quality and high-performance equipment, we strive not only to solve our customers’ problems but also to contribute to society and the future. This stance, embraced by each and every member of the Machinery Business Division, is the source of our long history of trust and world-class technical expertise.


Corporate Profile

COMPANY NAME Kobe Steel, Ltd.
JAPANESE NAME 株式会社 神戸製鋼所
Group Brand KOBELCO
FOUNDED September 1, 1905
INCORPORATED June 28, 1911
CAPITAL JPY250.9 billion (as of March 31, 2022)
PRESIDENT & CEO Mitsugu Yamaguchi
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES 38,106 (Consolidated, as of March 31, 2022)
11,296 (Nonconsolidated, as of March 31, 2022)
SUBSIDIARIES 201 (as of March 31, 2022)
AFFILIATED COMPANIES 50 (as of March 31, 2022)

Organizational chart

Our history
Our History

Showcases the history of the energy & chemicals segment of our Machinery Business Division.


Looks at the efficient and effective solutions we provide in response to a wide range of challenges by drawing on our advanced technical expertise, wealth of experience, and extensive delivery track record.


Provides information about when KOBELCO was established and where our Head Office is located.

Free product information and other useful materials are available.

Downloadable documents Downloadable documents

Feel free to contact us for an initial consultation.

Contact us Contact us

This website uses cookies to maintain and improve its convenience and quality. By continuing to browse this website, you are consenting to the use of cookies. Cookie policy