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Nippon Steel idles Nagoya CR mill after fire


Nippon Steel, Japan’s largest integrated mill, has been forced to halt operations on a cold-rolling mill at its Nagoya Works in central Japan after a fire broke out on the mill early on December 7, a company official confirmed. Market observers told Mysteel Global the incident could impact automotive sheet supply, just when domestic demand is active.
The Nagoya Works is Nippon Steel’s key auto-sheet production base located in the heartland of Japan’s biggest automaker, Toyota Motor, and the sprawling network of Toyota components suppliers scattered throughout Aichi prefecture and the wider Central Japan. The CR mill fire occurred at around 0:30 on Monday morning in a facility used for processing used


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