JFE Steel sets up China auto pipe venture

May 17, 2013 | 10:20 AM | Weilyn Loo

Tags  JFE Steel, Jiaxing JFE Precision Steel, Marubeni-Itochu Steel, Kawasaki Kokan, Shuan Hwa Industrial, steel pipe, automotive pipe, ERW pipe cold-drawn pipe

SINGAPORE — Japanese steelmaker JFE Steel Corp. has signed a joint-venture agreement to set up a steel pipe plant in China’s Zhejiang province to target automotive producers, it said May 16.

The new company, Jiaxing JFE Precision Steel Pipe Co. Ltd., will manufacture and sell small-diameter electric-resistance welding (ERW) pipes and cold-drawn steel pipes. It will employ about 100 people, JFE Steel said.....

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