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Sumitomo Electric Establishes Cutting and Grinding Tool Sales Company in Taiwan

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June 27, 2016
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
*This press release was originally published in Japanese on April 22, 2016.

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. and its subsidiaries, Sumitomo Electric Tool Net, Inc. and A.L.M.T. Corp. have jointly established a sales company in Taiwan, which began trading in April 2016. The new company sells cutting and grinding tools for the automotive, industrial machinery, electronics, and precision machining sectors.

Taiwan Hong-yu Precision Tool Co., Ltd.

Taiwan Hong-yu Precision Tool Co., Ltd.

Cutting and grinding tools from the Sumitomo Electric Group are products of advanced powder metallurgy, process technology, and surface treatment technology, utilized in applications covering finishing to ultra-precision machining. Examples are the IGETALLOY™ cemented carbide cutting tool series that is widely used in general machining and the UPC™ ultra-precision cutting tool series that utilizes cubic boron nitride (CBN) or diamond for ultra-precision machining, as well as diamond grinding wheels. Used in the automotive industry and many other sectors including steel, industrial machinery, aviation, semiconductors, and precision components, our products boast a consistent market share in many countries including Taiwan.

Taiwan has a broad-based machining industry and its electronics sector, which makes up a high proportion of the country's manufacturing industry, has a growing need for cutting and grinding tools. These circumstances have prompted us to establish a new sales company to provide tools that leverage on Sumitomo Electric's own proprietary materials including diamond, as well as offering after-sales services, to serve the needs of our customers. Besides sharing and centralizing information between the Sumitomo Electric Group companies and strengthening our sales system targeting the automotive and industrial machinery sectors, the new company will also help us expand our reach into the electronics and precision machining industries. Additionally, by providing customers with solutions that feature complimentary tooling products, environmental equipment, and consumables handled by Sumitomo Electric Tool Net, Inc., the new company will aim to further expand the Sumitomo Electric Group's share of the Taiwanese market.

Profile of the new company:

Company name Taiwan Hong-yu Precision Tool Co., Ltd.
Location New Taipei City, Taiwan
Business Sale of cutting tools, grinding tools, dressers, ultra-precision machining tools and other products
Capital 30 million TWD
Establishment April 2016
President (CEO) Katsuhiko Tatsumi
Employees 5
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