NSSMC will Enhance Wheel Mill Facility of its Railway Manufacturing Line

Nov. 21, 2018

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation

NSSMC will Enhance Wheel Mill Facility of its Railway Manufacturing Line

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC) has decided to completely overhaul its wheel mill, which is the rolling facility for production of wheels at the Osaka Steel Works of the Railway, Automotive & Machinery Parts Unit. This is as a part of one of the major initiatives of the 2020 Mid-Term Management Plan: to continue to strengthen “manufacturing capabilities” of domestic mother mills.

NSSMC is Japan’s only manufacturer of railway wheels and sells high-end railway wheels to customers in Japan and abroad. The wheel mill is the most important facility contributing to hot processing and forming of railway wheels.

With the aim of further advancing the levels of rolling precision and quality, NSSMC will be relying on the world’s state-of-the-art wheel mill and combine it with NSSMC’s unique rotary forging technology. What this means is that the company will  enhance its manufacturing base for stable supply of higher-grade, higher-value-added wheels to customers worldwide. At the same time, we will enhance capability to respond to the latest refinement of European Standards to accelerate globalization of the business.

NSSMC is committed to continue initiatives to improve safety and reliability of railway wheels, contributing to safety operation of railways in the future.

Outline of the facility investment
1.Facility for renewal:    Wheel mill
2.Start of new facility:   End of fiscal 2020 (plan)
3.Amount of investment:       Approximately 2.4 billion yen

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