Aichi Steel Chita Plant (Tokai)

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Aichi Steel Chita Plant (Tokai), also known as Chita Plant, Hagane Company (predecessor), and Toyoda Steel (predecessor), is a 1495 thousand tonnes per annum (TTPA) electric arc furnace (EAF) steel plant operating in Tokai, Chūbu, Japan.


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  • Location: 1 ,Wanowari, Arao-machi, Tokai-shi, Aichi-ken 476-8666, Japan[1]
  • Coordinates (WGS 84): 35.044558, 136.900772 (exact)


The Aichi Steel Chita plant (Tokai) began operating in 1943 under Aichi Steel.[2]

In 2016, an explosion at the plant damaged the furnace of the No.2 Bar Mill Shop and had to suspend operations temporarily. Luckily, it seems that no employees were injured.[3][4]

Plant Details

Table 1: General Plant Details

Plant status Start date Workforce size
operating[1] 1943[5] 965[6]

Table 2: Ownership and Parent Company Information

Parent company Parent company PermID Owner Owner company PermID
Aichi Steel Corp [100%][6] 4295877694 [100%] Aichi Steel Corp[6] 4295877694

Table 3: Process and Products

Steel product category Steel products Steel sector end users ISO 14001 Main production equipment Detailed production equipment
semi-finished; finished rolled[6] bar; sections; beams; blooms; billets; forged products[6][7] automotive; building and infrastructure; tools and machinery[8][7] yes[9] electric arc furnace (EAF)[10] 2 EAF (1x80-tonne began in 1982, 1x50-tonne began in 1990)[5][10]

Table 4: Crude Steel Production Capacities (thousand tonnes per annum):

Electric arc furnace steelmaking capacity Nominal crude steel capacity (total)
1495 TTPA[5][10] 1495 TTPA

Table 5: Actual Crude Steel Production by Year (thousand tonnes per annum):

Year BOF Production EAF Production OHF Production Total (all routes)
2020 847 TTPA[11] 847 TTPA
2021 1045 TTPA[12] 1045 TTPA

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Archived from the original on 2021-10-30. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. "History". Aichi Steel. Retrieved 2022-03-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. Schmitt, Bertel (2016-01-30). "Exploding Steel Mill Disrupts Toyota". Forbes. Retrieved 2022-03-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "Toyota may idle plants following explosion". AsiaOne. 2016-02-01. Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 (PDF) Archived from the original (PDF) on 2022-01-26. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Archived from the original on 2022-01-11. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. 7.0 7.1 (PDF) Archived from the original (PDF) on 2022-01-26. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. Archived from the original on 2022-01-26. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. Archived from the original on 2022-03-18. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Archived from the original on 2022-01-24. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. (PDF) Archived from the original (PDF) on 2022-01-17. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
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