Showa Denko Strengthens Supply of High-Quality Electrodes, Establishes Production System in Europe

Showa Denko will strengthen the quality and stable production system of electrodes by utilizing DX.

The company has completed the development of a production system that can produce Japanese quality at acquired plants in Europe and elsewhere. Through AMI Automation in Mexico, which is engaged in the business of optimizing electric furnace operations, the company has begun to improve the quality of electrodes by utilizing data from customers.

Along with raising product prices, the company will improve and stabilize earnings with the aim of introducing a formula system to secure margins linked to raw materials from next year, and strengthen stable supply and quality improvement amid the expected tightening of supply of high-quality electrodes amid the shift to electric furnaces.