On June 20, the German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen (VW) held the Volkswagen Group Award 2013 in Dresden, Germany to recognize the company’s excellent world suppliers. At the event, Sumitomo Electric was selected as one of the eight winners of the highest prize, “Global Champion.”
Approximately 150 suppliers from around the world were invited to participate in the event. While 20 companies received prizes in three categories, we were the only company from Asia. Although we received prizes from the automobile manufacturer in 2008 and 2010, this is the first time that we have won the highest prize. To accommodate expectations from customers, we will continue to reinforce the cooperation throughout the Sumitomo Electric Group.