JFE Shoji Power Canada Inc.

JFE Shoji Power worker on amorphous metal core production line

JFE Shoji Expands Amorphous Core Production

We are excited to announce the commissioning and startup of our fifth production line for amorphous metal cores, a key component in distribution transformers. This boosts our production capacity of amorphous metal cores by 25% and aligns with our mission to work toward a sustainable future through efficient electrical energy. 

When used in electrical transformers, amorphous metal reduces energy loss as it moves through the grid. This boost in efficiency is why amorphous metal is being used more and more in the North American electrical grid. 

Amorphous metal for electrical transformers was first developed and commercialized in the US in the early 1980s by Metglas, a division of Allied Signal.  JFE Shoji is honoured to be a strategic partner with the Metglas team in the ongoing development of amorphous metal. 

The U.S. Department of Energy’s updates to efficiency standards for electrical transformers will take effect in 2029. Amorphous metal cores will factor significantly into meeting these standards, and thus their demand will be on the rise. JFE Shoji has nearly 20 years of experience in producing amorphous metal transformer cores, making us uniquely positioned to innovate and evolve this technology to its fullest potential.