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Sumitomo Electric Celebrates Its 120th Anniversary


April 3, 2017
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. celebrates its 120th anniversary this April. The Company would like to express its sincere appreciation to its customers and all other parties concerned for their long-term support, which have enabled the Company to continue to operate for so many years since its establishment in 1897.

The Company's history dates back to April 1897, to the establishment of Sumitomo Copper Rolling Works. Originating from the manufacture of electric wire and cable, the Company, including its group companies, has steadily expanded its field of operations over the years. While promoting diversification of its operations starting from around 1960, and then its globalization, and also making unwavering efforts to achieve technological development, the Company has been contributing extensively to the development and progress of society not only in Japan but also in other parts of the world.

As a company that underpins the social infrastructure and people's daily lives, Sumitomo Electric continues to accommodate new needs generated in social changes through the innovation and integration of its wide variety of products and technological assets accumulated so far. The Company continues to demonstrate its ingenuity in creating excellent, original technologies, thereby contributing to society.

120th anniversary commemorative logo

120th anniversary commemorative logo

To celebrate its 120th anniversary, the Company has created a 120th anniversary commemorative logo. As the symbol of the Company's determination to remain a brand that operates even more globally, the logo has been created with the figure 0 designed into a globe. This represents the Company's harmony with the world and its contribution to the world's development. The Company will use the logo for name cards, product catalogues, paper bags, websites, etc.

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