Kobe steel announcement

Many will have seen or heard the new about Kobe steel Ltd, for those that haven't a brief update:

On October 8, 2017, Kobe Steel Ltd of Japan announced that a portion of the products traded with customers did not comply with the product specifications, and data in inspection certificates had been improperly rewritten or falsified, the products were shipped having not meet the specifications concerned.

As a result, we immediately carried out a review of key suppliers who may have sourced feed materials such as stainless steel billets or rods from Kobe steel ltd. Following that review we can confirm we have never purchased raw materials from Kobe steel ltd, furthermore none of our supply chain sources have delivered or used materials that originate from Kobe Steel Ltd.

As a registered ISO 9001 accredited supplier we don’t just rely on the standard certification, we routinely x-ray test material analysis, manually check and verify sizes and tolerances, we also use third part testing companies.

You can be assured of BS Stainless strict standards of testing and reviewing will continue and can be confident of no issues from Kobe Steel, we will continually work to maintain the high standards of quality assurance our customers expect.

An official statement is also available on our web site quality section here, if you need any more information please feel free to contact a member of our team on +44 (0) 1772 337555 or info@bsstainless.com

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