Kobe Steel announced that its subsidiary company, Kobelco
Machinery do Brazil, has begun full-scale marketing of
nonstandard compressors in the South America.
Based in Sao Paulo, Kobelco Machinery do Brazil (KMB) is Kobe
Steels first location established in Brazil.
In recent years, Brazil has been vigorously pursuing marine
resource development. High demand for gasoline, diesel and
other fuels has led to the active construction
of oil refining
As a result, demand for nonstandard compressors, which are
used to compress and transport gases in oil and gas
, has been increasing.
Kobe Steel, also known as Kobelco, is one of the few
comprehensive compressor manufacturers in the world that can
supply centrifugal, reciprocating and screw compressors. Kobe
Steel has a 50% share of the world market for nonstandard
screw compressors, or custom-engineered process compressors.
Kobe Steel has supplied nonstandard compressors throughout
the world for use in oil refining
, natural gas and
other large-scale facilities
In Brazil, Kobe Steel has a high supply record for screw
compressors used in FPSO (floating production, storage and
offloading) vessels. These ship-like facilities
process oil and gas and
store them onboard, after which they are transferred to
Kobe Steel has also supplied numerous centrifugal and
reciprocating compressors in South America, increasing the
need for after-sales services in the region.
Established in November 2013, KMB has recently commenced
full-scale marketing. By strengthening its marketing, sales
and after-sales services, Kobe Steel says it aims to expand
its compressor business in South America and further improve
In addition to nonstandard compressors, Kobe Steels
machinery business supplies a wide range of products such as
small and medium-size standard compressors for plant
utilities; plastic processing machinery; reactors (heavy-wall
pressure vessels) for petrochemical
and oil refining
plants; tire and rubber
machinery; and physical vapor deposition (PVD) equipment.
Kobe Steel says it will consider whether to add these other
machinery products to the menu of the new marketing company
in the future.