On the October 26, “The Wall Street Journal” reported that Kobe Steel part of the steel products were revoked the Japanese industrial certificate.
According to Japanese media reports, local time on the October 23, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport began to investigate Kobe Steel where located in Mie County Daian factory.
It is worth mentioning that, in the Japanese Ministry of Land and Transportation in-depth factory investigation, Kobe Steel was on October 19 local time by the Japanese official certification Agency (“Japan Quality Assurance Agency”) investigation and found that its seamless copper did not reach Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS), which is a proof of the safety of industrial products in Japan.
Since the October 8, Kobe Steel was exposed to suspected products factory data fraud, related the downstream business had spread to more than 500, the products involved from the earliest aluminum, copper products, spread to iron, plate, steel wire and other companies core products.
In addition to their own enterprises, GM, Ford, Airbus, Boeing and other non-domestic companies have also in the case. At present, the US Department of Justice has been involved in the investigation, the European Aviation Safety Agency has also proposed to suspend the use of Kobe steel products.