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Data falsification scandal does not affect Singapore operations - Kobe Steel


Strait Times reported that a spokesman said that Kobe Steel's operations in Singapore are not affected by the data falsification scandal that has embroiled the firm. Kobe Steel spokesman Mr Gary Tsuchida told The Straits Times "Our investigations are currently centred on four plants within Japan.”

He added that “As such, its Singapore subsidiaries, which manufacture items such as gauges and strips for use in the electrical and electronics industries, as well as electrodes used in ship building and repair, are not affected.”

Kobe Steel admitted on Sunday (Oct 8) that for as long as a decade, data had been fabricated to show that its aluminium and copper products met customer specifications. It was later found that incorrect information was also given for iron powder products.

Source : Strait Times