Japan-Based Kobelco-Kobe Steel Plans Manufacturing Complex In Bowling Green, Kentucky

SourceArea Development
Date Published08/10/2016
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Kobelco
Parent companyKobe Steel
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company an OEM? Yes
Reshoring category:Transplant
Year reshoring announced:2016
Year reshoring implemented or to be implemented:2017
Domestically, the work will be done:In-house
Country(ies) from which reshored:Japan
City reshored to:Bowling Green
State(s) reshored to:KY
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Transportation Equipment
Product(s) reshoredAluminum Bumper Beam and Car Frame Materials
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Eco-system synergies, Proximity to customers/market
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