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Kobe steel blames profit focus, poor quality control for data scandal

No safety issues have so far been identified from the data cheating, which mainly involves falsely certifying the strength and durability of products

Reuters  |  Tokyo 

Kobe Steel said on Friday a lack of quality controls and a focus on profits was behind the widespread data tampering that has shaken up the supply chains of car and plane makers around the world. Japan's third-largest steelmaker, which has posted losses in the last two business years, promised to automate more of its operations and reorganize its quality control systems to recover from one of the nation's biggest corporate scandals. The 112-year-old company admitted last month that workers had tampered with product specifications, causing global automakers, aircraft ...

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First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 16:13 IST
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