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Creating new quality in steel through cutting-edge technology

Article - July 3, 2020

“We will continue investing in technologies to improve, grow, and create new and better offers for our customers”



Japanese steel has been famous for centuries thanks to the samurai sword, perhaps one of the fi nest representations of the nation’s craftsmanship and monozukuri, guiding manufacturing principles that are also found at the core of steel-maker Yamato Kogyo Co., Ltd.

Combining the age-old philosophy of Japanese steel making with the latest cutting-edge technologies, Yamato has made a name for itself as a manufacturer of the highest-quality steel products found in infrastructure, buildings, ships and railroads across the world.

“Monozukuri is a Japanese concept which refers to the process of creating things under a special mindset of achieving the customer’s satisfaction, which is our final mission,” says president, Mikio Kobayashi. “Therefore, monozukuri is not only repetition but also an attitude to manufacture with strict quality control to offer what the customers expect and even exceed it.”

Having built its reputation on exceeding customer expectations, Yamato is now pursuing international expansion, with a particular focus on the U.S. market, as well as Southeast Asia. At the same time, the company is employing the latest fourth industrial technologies to ensure its superior quality steel products are built to support the global infrastructure and construction projects of the future.

“To improve our competitiveness in the global market, it is necessary to adapt to the trends of the market and to apply AI and other cutting-edge technologies to our business,” concludes Mr. Kobayashi. “Our goal is to constantly learn the newest technologies and to be one of the top companies that support infrastructure worldwide.”