Kobe Steel said to seek loan as shareholder offers supportOct. 30
Kobe Steel is seeking $440 million in loans from banks, a report said as rival Nippon Steel, a shareholder in Kobe, said it was ready to offer assistance as the company grapples with a scandal over falsified product specifications.
Kobe Steel plant under inspection by Japan ministry, report saysOct. 23
Toyota, Honda, Mazda say hoods containing Kobe aluminum are safeOct. 19
Kobe Steel admits it may have faked data on more productsOct. 11
The scandal engulfing Kobe Steel deepened as the steel maker said it may have falsified data about two more products, intensifying concern that compromised material found its way into cars, trains and aircraft.
Toyota, Nissan among automakers checking parts hit by metals scandalOct. 10
Porsche Cayenne gets lighter, faster for 2019Aug. 29
Rolls gets personal with new PhantomJuly 31
Novelis exec: Mixed materials are lightening loadsAug. 2
Aluminum pioneer takes steel pathJuly 24
Superior CEO looks to Asia after UniwheelsJuly 17
Ford supplier's boardroom drama zeros in on aluminum patentMay 7
Lentz: Aluminum panels could be in Toyota's futureMay 8
Toyota could be the next automaker to add lightweight aluminum body panels in a bid to improve fuel economy. Jim Lentz, Toyota's North American CEO, all but confirmed it at an event last week to christen the company's expanded r&d center.