JFE Group History


  • September 2002

    NKK and Kawasaki Steel jointly established JFE Holdings, a wholly owning parent company through share transfer.

    Listed our common stock on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the Osaka Securities Exchange and the Nagoya Stock Exchange First Section (the shares of both companies were delisted)

  • January 2003

    Approved to conclude the split agreement of both companies

  • April 2003

    Reorganized both companies into JFE Steel, JFE Engineering, JFE Urban Development and JFE R&D through company split

    Kawasaki Microelectronics, Inc. was implemented as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.

  • December 2003

    JFE Steel established the joint venture company, Guangzhou JFE Steel Sheet Co., Ltd. (currently Equity-method affiliate) to manufacture and sell hot-dip galvanized steel sheet Guangzhou Iron and Steel Enterprises Holdings Ltd., in China (In April 2012, changed the joint venture partner to Guangzhou Steel Sheets Co., Ltd.)

  • March 2008

    Acquired Universal Shipbuilding Corporation as a subsidiary through acquisition of shares owned by Hitachi Zosen Corporation and JFE Engineering

  • April 2009

    Transferred the research functions of JFE R&D, which related to engineering, to JFE Engineering, and also integrated JFE R&D into JFE Steel

  • April 2011

    JFE Steel merged with JFE Urban Development and succeed to the business of utlising the real property holding.

  • May 2011

    Guangzhou JFE Steel Sheet Co., Ltd (GJSS), a joint venture, began operating a cold rolling mill.

  • July 2012

    Transferred all shares issued by Kawasaki Microelectronics to MegaChips Corporation.

  • October 2012

    Made JFE Shoji a wholly owned subsidiary through share exchange

  • January 2013

    Established Japan Marine United Corporation (currently Equity-method affiliate) through the business integration with IHI Marine United Inc. with Universal Shipbuilding Corporation as a surviving company

'September 27,2002Established JFE Holdings

April 1, 2003Operating companies established

  • JFE Steel Corporation
    JFE Shoji Trade Corporation
  • JFE Engineering Corporation
    Universal Shipbuilding
  • JFE Urban Development Corporation
  • Kawasaki Microelectronics, Inc
  • JFE R&D Corporation

January 1, 2013

JFE Holdings

  • JFE Steel Corporation
  • JFE Engineering Corporation
  • JFE Shoji Trade Corporation
  • Equity-method affiliateJapan Marine United Corporation