April 27, 2018 / 8:25 AM / 23 days ago

Kobe Steel says data tampering scandal caused steel order cuts, but not aluminium

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Kobe Steel Ltd said that its data tampering scandal resulted in some cuts for orders for its steel products, but has not affected aluminium sales, Kobe Steel Managing Executive Officer Kazuaki Kawahara told a news conference.

FILE PHOTO: The Kobe Steel (Kobelco) headquarters building is seen in Kobe, western Japan October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/File Photo

The company has slowed the production of aluminium products as it needed to make sure all the specifications were met, he added.

($1 = 109.3700 yen)

Reporting by Yuka Obayashi; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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