Kobe blames poor controls and profit focus for data breach

From BBC - November 10, 2017

Japan's Kobe Steel has blamed a lack of controls and a focus on profits for the faking of data on the quality of some of its products.

The company said it would automate more of its operations and reorganise its quality control systems.

The announcements came in a report that was published following a government-ordered internal investigation.

Last month, Kobe admitted falsifying the strength and durability of some of its products for about a decade.

Kobe, which is Japan's third-biggest steel maker, supplies car, plane and train makers including Boeing, Toyota and Nissan.

It said 474 out of 525 affected customers had found no safety issues, or their products had been found safe by Kobe Steel,


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