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Sumitomo Electric Acquires Two Companies of European Powdered Metal Components Manufacturer Sinterwerke Group

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May 22, 2019
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. has acquired the European manufacturer of powdered metal components Sinterwerke Herne GmbH (SWH, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) and Sinterwerke Grenchen AG (SWG, Canton of Solothurn, Switzerland).

The Company acquired 100% of the shares of SWH and SWG from Sinterwerke Holding GmbH on May 9, 2019.

The Company's Powder Metal Products Division operates globally, with Sumitomo Electric Sintered Alloy Ltd. (headquarters: Takahashi City, Okayama Prefecture; President: Toshiyuki Kosuge) as its mother plant. The division provides a wide variety of products primarily for Japanese manufacturers of cars, automotive components and air conditioners. Taking advantage of these acquisitions, the Company will strive to expand its sales channels to cover European automakers and components manufacturers and increase the presence of its powder metal products business in Europe, aiming to obtain further global business opportunities.

Profile of SWH

Name Sinterwerke Herne GmbH
Established 1971
Capital 6 million euros
Sales 2018: 35 million euros
Location North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Business Manufacture and sales of powdered metal machine components
Employees 240

Profile of SWG

Name Sinterwerke Grenchen AG
Established 1948
Capital 7 million Swiss francs
Sales 2018: 41 million Swiss francs
Location Canton of Solothurn, Switzerland
Business Manufacture and sales of powdered metal machine components
Employees 160
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