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Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation was renamed Nippon Steel Corporation.
Incorporated on October 1, integrating Nippon Steel Corporation and Sumitomo Metal Industries.
|2011||Agreed to commence consideration of business integration with Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
|2006||Engineering and construction business was spun off to Nippon Steel Engineering Co., Ltd.
New materials business was spun off to Nippon Steel Materials Co., Ltd.
|2003||Stainless steel business was spun off to Nippon Steel & Sumikin Stainless Steel Corporation.|
|2002||Announced alliances with Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. and Kobe Steel, Ltd.
All operations of Nippon Steel's Urban Development Division were integrated into Nippon Steel City Produce, Inc.
|2001||Operations of Nippon Steel's Electronics & Information Systems Division and its subsidiary Nippon Steel Information & Communication Systems Inc. were integrated to organize NS Solutions Corporation.|
|2000||Divisionally integrated operation system within the Nippon Steel Group based on product item or business area was introduced in the steelmaking and steel fabrication sector.|
|1997||Silicon Wafer Division was organized (abolished in April 2004).|
|1993||Semiconductor Division was organized (abolished in April 1999).|
|1991||Technical Development Bureau was organized by integrating Central R&D Bureau and Plant Engineering & Technology Bureau, and R&E Center began operation.|
|1989||Urban Development Division was organized.|
|1987||Electronics & Information Systems Division, New Materials Division, and Service Business Division (integrated to Urban Development Division in June 1992) were organized.|
|1986||Electronics Division was organized.|
|1984||New Materials Projects Bureau was organized.
Nippon Steel Chemical Co., Ltd. was inaugurated through the merger of Nippon Steel Chemical Co., Ltd. and Nittetsu Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd.
|1974||Engineering Division Group was organized.|
|1971||Nippon Steel absorbed Fuji Sanki Pipe & Tube Co., Ltd.
Oita Works began operation.
|1970||Yawata Iron & Steel and Fuji Iron & Steel merged to form Nippon Steel Corporation.|
|1968||Yawata Iron & Steel absorbed Yawata Steel Tube Co., Ltd.|
|1967||Tokai Steel became Nagoya Works of Fuji Iron & Steel.|
|1965||Kimitsu Works of Yawata Iron & Steel began operation.|
|1961||Sakai Works of Yawata Iron & Steel began operation.|
|1958||Tokai Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. was established.
Yawata Iron & Steel inaugurated the Tobata Area of Yawata Works.
|1955||Hikari Works of Yawata Iron & Steel began operation.|
|1950||Yawata Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. and Fuji Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. were established (Company’s founding).|
|2012||Merged with Sumitomo Metals (Kokura), Ltd. and Sumitomo Metals (Naoetsu), Ltd.|
|2011||Agreed to commence consideration of business integration with Nippon Steel Corporation.|
|2008||The titanium business was split and was absorbed by Sumitomo Metals (Naoetsu), Ltd.|
|2003||The stainless business was split off and became Nippon Steel & Sumikin Stainless Steel
Corporation. Wakayama Works' upstream operation was split off and became Sumikin Iron & Steel Corporation
(Nippon Steel absorbed the company in 2018)
|2002||Announced alliances with Nippon Steel Corporation and Kobe Steel, Ltd.
Silicon wafer business was transferred to Silicon United Manufacturing Corporation (present SUMCO
|2000||Sumitomo Metals spun off its Kokura Works and Naoetsu Works and made them into Sumitomo
Metals (Kokura), Ltd. and Sumitomo Metals (Naoetsu), Ltd. respectively.
|1998||Merged with Sumitomo Sitix Corporation.|
|1994||Kashima Stainless Steel Works was integrated in Kashima Works.|
|1992||Merged with Nippon Stainless Co., Ltd. (Naoetsu Works and Kashima Stainless Steel Works
|1990||Electronics Division was established.|
|1988||Kainan Steel Tube Works was integrated in Wakayama Works.|
|1980||Merged with Kainan Steel Tube Co., Ltd. (to form Kainan Steel Tube Works).|
|1977||Engineering Division was established, marking entry into engineering business.|
|1974||Hasaki Research Center, present Hasaki R&D Center, was established.|
|1968||Kashima Works was established.|
|1966||Kainan Steel Tube Co., Ltd. was established.|
|1963||Sumitomo Special Metals Co., Ltd. (former Magnetic Steel and Electronic Parts Manufacturing
Departments) was established.
|1961||Sumitomo Precision Products Co., Ltd. (former Aircraft Instruments Department) was established.|
|1959||Sumitomo Light Metal Industries, Ltd. (former Copper Rolling and Aluminum Rolling Department)
was established. Central Research Laboratories, present Amagasaki R&D Center, was established.
|1953||Merged with Kokura Steel Manufacturing Co. and established Kokura Works, an integrated
|1952||Shin-Fuso Metal Industries, Ltd. was renamed Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.|
|1950||Narumi China Corporation (former China Manufacturing Department) was established.|
|1949||Shin-Fuso Metal Industries, Ltd. was established (Company’s founding).|