History

August 1947
Kyoei Iron Ltd. (capital of 180,000 yen) is established.
(In December 1947, the business shifts to rerolling of steel.)
September 1948 The name of the company is changed to KYOEI STEEL LTD. (Capital of 3 million yen.)
November 1956 Kyoei Rerolling Steel Ltd. (the name changes to Kyoei Special Steel Ltd. in December 1963) is established. The company begins the production of flat bars.
February 1962 Tsukuda Mill (now Osaka Mill of Hirakata Division) is established as KYOEI STEEL’s first electric furnace mill.
February 1963 Tsukuda Mill branches off and becomes Kyoei Iron Ltd.
March 1966 Kyoei Special Steel Ltd. is merged and becomes a discharge mill for KYOEI STEEL (which closes in March 1989).
March 1967 The company changes from a wire rod manufacturer to a manufacturer of small steel rods and other long products.
October 1968 Overseas Department is established to provide technical training on steelmaking and rolling overseas.
April 1969 The capital is increased to 40 million yen.
October 1971 Hirakata Electric Furnace Mill is established in Hirakata City, Osaka.
October 1972 A new rolling mill is established in Hirakata City, Osaka, completing an integrated system of steelmaking and rolling (now Hirakata Mill of Hirakata Division).
November 1972 Yamaguchi Kyoei Industries Ltd. (now Yamaguchi Division) is established in Onoda City (now Sanyo Onoda City), Yamaguchi Prefecture.
Kumamoto Kyoei Industries Ltd. is established in Uto City, Kumamoto Prefecture for the production and sale of rebars and marchant bars.
January 1973 With the objective of entering the minimill business in North America and expanding the business overseas, Auburn Steel Co., Inc. is established in New York State in the U.S. for the production and sale of rebars and marchant bars.
January 1979 The management right for Auburn Steel Co., Inc. is transferred.
April 1979 The management right for Kumamoto Kyoei Industries Ltd. is transferred.
April 1982 KYOEI STEEL forms a capital tie-up with Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd., increasing the capital to 100 million yen.
February 1984 KYOEI STEEL acquires the management right for Daiichi Steel Ltd. (now KYOEI STEEL Nagoya Division) to reinforce the business base in the Chubu area.
October 1988 Wakayama Kyoei Steel Ltd. (now NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN SHAPES CORPORATION) is established to expand into the field of junior H-beams.
April 1990 KYOEI STEEL LTD., Kyoei Iron Ltd., Yamaguchi Kyoei Industries Ltd., Daiichi Steel Ltd., and Wakayama Kyoei Steel Ltd. merge and become five KYOEI Group companies. Kyoei Iron Ltd., Yamaguchi Kyoei Industries Ltd., Daiichi Steel Ltd., and Wakayama Kyoei Steel Ltd. are reorganized and become the Osaka Division, Yamaguchi Division, Nagoya Division, and Wakayama Division respectively. As a result of the merger, the capital is increased to 140 million yen
February 1991 The capital is increased to 10,274 million yen.
July 1991 Kyoei Steel Ltd. (now NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN SHAPES CORPORATION) is established.
October 1991 The business right for the Wakayama Division is transferred to Kyoei Steel Ltd.
November 1991 KYOEI STEEL acquires the management right for Imamura Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (in Neyagawa City, Osaka; now Nippon Steel & Sumikin Metal Products Co.,Ltd.) and expands into the field of columns.
October 1992 The steel mill of the Nagoya Division is renewed.
December 1992 With the objective of expanding the business in North America, KYOEI STEEL acquires the management right for Florida Steel (later changes its name to Ameristeel) in Florida, U.S.A.
January 1994 Vina Kyoei Steel Ltd. is established as a production base of steel bars and wire rods in Vietnam.
March 1994 Kanto Steel Co., Ltd. is established. The company starts operation with production facilities inherited from Aiba Steel Company’s Niihari Mill in Niihari Village, Niihari County (now Tsuchiura City) in Ibaraki Prefecture.
August 1995 The Nagoya Division’s rolling facilities are renewed.
January 1996 Vina-Japan Engineering Ltd. (a foundry) is established in Vietnam.
September 1999 The management right for Ameristeel is transferred.
March 2002 KYOEI STEEL becomes one of the two largest shareholders of Nakayama Steel Products Co., Ltd., alongside Godo Steel, Ltd.
February 2004 Kyoei Recycling Co., Ltd. is established in Onoda City (now Sanyo Onoda City) in Yamaguchi Prefecture, with the objective of expanding the industrial waste treatment business.
March 2005 Kyoei Processing and Distribution Co., Ltd. is established by dividing the processed goods business at the Yamaguchi Division.
October 2005 KYOEI INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. and KYOEI MESONA INC. are acquired in an all-stock deal and become wholly-owned subsidiaries of KYOEI STEEL.
December 2006 The capital is increased to 17,048 million yen.
December 2006 KYOEI STEEL is listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the First Section of the Osaka Securities Exchange.
January 2007 The capital is increased to 18,516 million yen.
March 2012 Kyoei Steel Vietnam Co., Ltd is established in Vietnam.
The company starts the steel business.
March 2014 Sakai Recycling Center, Inc. is established.
July 2015 A melting shop and Second rolling Mill is established in Vina Kyoei Steel Ltd.
March 2016 Osaka Mill of Hirakata Division is closed.
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