Yoshimasa (Yoshi) Masuda established SVP in 2019 with the mission to introduce Japanese superior technologies and products to the US Market. He has been in the Silicon Valley since 2001. He was the president of a Japanese manufacturer's US subsidiary for 19 years partly with a dual post as a corporate officer of the head office. He was mainly in the Semiconductor industry.
In the 1990's he was in Hong Kong as a project coordinator of the Hong Kong New Airport Construction Project (Steel Structure) representing a Japanese trading house.
KOBELCO GROUP HP https://www.kobelco.co.jp/english/
KOBELCO MACHINERY DIV http://www.kobelco.co.jp/english/machinery/
KOBELCO COMPRESSOR AMERICA HP https://kebelcocompressors.com/index.php/kobelco-california
Kobe Steel is the owner of the famous rugby team, Kobelco Steelers.
Machinery Division, R&D Center
Since 1905, Kobe Steel, Ltd. operating worldwide under the brand Kobelco, is a major Japanese steel manufacturer with a headquarter in Kobe, Japan. Machinery is one key Kobelco division, with its screw compressors offering high compression ratios and efficiency, as well as high energy savings through excellent response to load fluctuations. Kobe Steel manufactured the first screw compressor in Japan in 1956 and has been supplying compressors to large plants ever since. Kobe Steel holds 50 percent of the world market share.
The KAB project is operated and managed by R&D Center, located in Takasago, Hyogo pref. MACHINERY DIV.
President & CEO
Number of Employees
Number of Subsidiaries
Number of Affiliated
Kobe Steel, Ltd
Sept 1, 1905
US$ 2.5 billion as of Mar 2020
US$ 18 billion as of Mar 2020
39,341 consolidated as of Mar 2019
218 as of Mar 2019
52 as of Mar 2019
Vision for KAB Project
To introduce KOBELCO DRY SCREW COMPRESSOR, a SUPERIOR TECHNOLOGY since 1955
Oil Free Dry Screw is the best fit for an A-CAES system. KOBELCO’s outstanding technology can achieve Emission Free, Economical, Efficient A-CAES systems in North America.
To make KAB SYSTEM (NEW A-CAES) popular in ENERGY STORAGE projects in North America
CAES is one of the most economical systems in Energy Storage industry as proven by DOE report in 2019. Although existing GT-CAES systems emit a lot of carbon, KAB system uses only Air and Water and no fossil fuels.
To improve IMBALANCED ENERGY SUPPLY and DEMANDS for INDUSTRY and SOCIETY
Renewable Energy resources suffer losses by an imbalanced supply of energy compared to customer demand. KAB can efficiently store surplus energy from Renewables and discharge it in the most effective way to achieve profitable operation.