Kobe Steel's Hatano plant to lose all JIS certifications

16 November 2017

A unit of Kobe Steel is set to lose all of its Japan Industrial Standards (JIS) certifications at its Hatano plant, including one already revoked last month, the Nikkei reported on Wednesday.

Japan’s third-largest steelmaker, which supplies manufacturers of cars, planes, trains and other products across the world, has said that about 500 of its customers had received products with falsified specifications, in one of Japan’s biggest industrial scandals.

A Kobe Steel spokesman said the company had not been notified by the certification company.