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History

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1969

Established as Electronic Wire Department inside Yokohama Date Transmission Cable Department.

1971

Opened Kanto Electronic Wire Plant. Started production of irradiated electric wires and VTR wiring harnesses.

1973

Closed Yokohama Electronic Wire Plant and moved to Kanto Plant.

Organised Electronic Wire Division

1977

Started production of SUMI-CARD

1978

Establised Sumiden Electronics (SDE), currently SEPS, in Singapore.

1985

Established wiring harness assembly company, KANTO SUMIDEN ELECTRONICS WIRE, LTD.,in Kanuma, Tochigi Prefecture.

1988

Started Tape Components Department and Tape Components Plant.

Completed office building.

Established SEPM in Malaysia. Started producing electric wires in Singapole SEPS.

Acquired U.S.A. company JUDD WIRE and started producing irradiated electric wires.

1994

Started assembling Flexible Flat Cables and wiring harness on commission in Song Gang, China. Currently SGEW.

Manufacturing base for ultra-fine multi coaxial cables established in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture.

1995

Started producing irradiated electric wires in Malaysia SEPM.

Established SEPH in Hong Kong to control processing commissioned in China.

1996

U.K. manufacturing and sales of Flexible Flat Cables, SEUK, established.

1997

Wire & Cable Components Department and Date Transmission Cable Component Department obtained ISO9001 certification.

1998

Developed Eco Wire

Kanto Plant obtained ISO14001 certification.

Transferred manufacturing function from SEPS to SEPM.

1999

Tape Components Department obtained ISO9001 certification.

Reformed SEUK and established manufacturing and sales company, SEPE, in UK.

2000

Established Flexible Flat Cable manufacturing and sales company, SESH, in China(Shanghai).

Set up SEPH branch office in Taiwan.

Flexible Flat Cable manufacturing and sales company established, in Hungary(SEPE-KFT).

Transferred manufacturing function of Flexible Flat Cable from SEPE in U.K. to SEPE-KFT.

2001

Established SESZ in China(Suzhou).

2003

Established Electronic Wire sales subsidary, SEKEL, in South Korea.

Established Sumitomo(SEI)Electronic Wire,Inc., by consolidating the Electric Wire Dept. of the Elecctronic Wire Div.,Touhoku SEI Co.,Ltd., and Kanto Sumiden Electronic Wire, Ltd.

Established Sumitomo Electric Flat Components, Inc.,to take over operations from the FC Dept. of the Electronic Wire Div.

2004

Started production of heat-resistant cables for automobiles in SEPM.

Started producing Tab Lead in China, SESH.

2006

Flexible Flat Cable manufacturing company established, in Vietnam(SEPV).

2010

Established manufacturing and sales company,SEPG, in China(Shenzhen).

2012

SEIW and SEFT which are domestic manufacturing bases in Japan are merged (the surviving company is SEIW).

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