Shanghai SK Cylinder enters the Japanese market


Established in Shanghai by affiliate of Tokyo based SK Cylinder, Kanto Koatsu-Yoki Manufacturing; Shanghai SK Cylinder produces small, general purpose seamless steel cylinders.

In November 2006, the company obtained authorisation as a Chinese producer of cylinders for export, and began gradually exporting to Japan from May 2007.

The move to begin exporting to Japan came as Chinese made cylinders, including fire extinguisher cylinders, were starting to enter the Japanese market.

The SK Group chose to establish a new production company so that it could shift some of its production over to it.

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