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Tohoku Sumiden Precision's Plant Building Completes

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June 20, 2017
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
*This press release was originally published in Japanese on May 19, 2017.

Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corporation, a 100%-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., announced the completion of the plant building of one of its subsidiaries, Tohoku Sumiden Precision Co., Ltd., established in April 2016. The new plant is now engineering its production system toward scheduled full-scale operation from November 2017.

Tohoku Sumiden Precision was established in April 2016 and the construction of its plant building began in September 2016, based on the basic agreement of site location among the Fukushima Prefectural Government, Miharu Municipal Government, and Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corporation. Having completed the construction and held the completion ceremony, the plant is now engineering its production system toward scheduled full-scale operation from November 2017.

Company overview

Company overview

This plant eliminated pillars as much as possible to secure large spaces within it, and adopted an air-conditioning system to uniformly control temperature and humidity in the building as well as an eco-friendly solar power generation system. On the same premises, Tohoku Tool Engineering Center (My-TEC), the sixth such facility in Japan, will be established to enhance customer services in the Tohoku region by providing individual technical consultations, demonstrations of machining work using the latest tools and equipment, and various workshops from next December.

The Sumitomo Electric Group will continue its efforts toward restoration of the Tohoku region affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake through the establishment of these facilities and provision of excellent products and services that satisfy customer requirements.

  • My-TEC building facade

    My-TEC building facade

  • Completion ceremony

    Completion ceremony

Outline of Tohoku Sumiden Precision Co., Ltd.

Location 10-1 Fukasaku, Miharu-machi, Tamura-gun, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
Representative Katsuyuki Tanaka
Foundation April 2016
Full-scale operation November 2017
Number of employees About 40 (at the time of full-scale operation)
Business Production of cemented carbide drills and steel tools
Site area 23,020m²
Building area 5,888m² (factory), 1,853m² (My-TEC)
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