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Company visit to Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal


The leading company contributing to society through the Steel making business


Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal / Yawata Works


Japan’s first modern steel making company established in Kitakyushu in 1901. 

Now, becoming the best steel maker with World-leading capabiities. 


Product and application

Steel sheet for automobile, bar, and gear connecting rod

Tinplate for juice cans and food cans, wire rod and cold forged parts

Sprial pipes for steel slit dam

Rails for JR train and new bullet train

Electrical steel sheets for potential transformer

Stailess steel plates for beer tanks


What to learn

・Process up to completion of products

・History of Japan’s Industrial modernization

・Japanese quality control system


Where to visit 

・Blast Furnace

   Melted Pig iron with 1,500 degree celsius is produced from the iron ore 

・Hot rolling mill plant

   1 to 25 mm thickness plate is produced from 250 mm thick plate



 General information  


Address 1-1 Tobihata, Tobata, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access 20 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station
Days of visit Weekdays except Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays
Fee No visiting fee is required
Booking Can be made by Japan KYUSHU Tourist


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