Kobe Steel Ltd. has been indicted in Tokyo on charges of falsifying quality reports on its metal products for decades.
Police in Japan have turned over to prosecutors evidence about fabricated quality reports at Kobe Steel Ltd.
A U.S. lawsuit claims Kobe Steel Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corp. committed fraud by concealing the use of substandard steel in Toyota vehicles.
Carbon fiber supplier Toray Industries Inc. is the latest Japanese company to admit it has been falsifying data about the quality of its products, the Financial Times reports.
Mitsubishi Materials Corp. says certain products made by three of its affiliates failed to meet company or customer standards but were shipped anyway.
Japan’s Kobe Steel Ltd. says it has found another case of employees falsifying reports about product quality and performance, this time at a subsidiary that cuts steel plates, Reuters reports.
Honda, Mazda and Toyota say hoods and other exterior components made with improperly inspected sheet aluminum supplied by Kobe Steel Ltd. are safe.
The U.S. Dept. of Justice has asked that Kobe Steel Ltd. supply technical details about potentially subpar materials and products the Japanese company sold to U.S. customers.
Kobe Steel Ltd. says falsified materials performance reports by its metalmaking operations occurred in China, Malaysia and Thailand as well as five facilities in Japan.
Kobe Steel Ltd. says it faked quality data about steel wire and rod made outside Japan and used in such products as tires and car engines.
At least seven Japanese carmakers are trying to determine whether the safety of their cars has been compromised by substandard aluminum sheet and castings supplied by Kobe Steel Ltd.
Toyota Motor Corp. plans to equip North American-made Corolla sedans with aluminum hoods beginning in late 2017, according to Automotive News, which cites an unnamed source.
Two Japanese companies, Kobe Steel Ltd. and Toyota Tsusho Corp., expect to finalize a partnership in September that will begin U.S. production of aluminum sheet metal for cars in 2017.
Nissan Motor Co. says that by 2017, advanced high-tensile-strength steel will account for as much as 25% of its new-model parts by weight.