Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Native name
住友重機械工業株式会社
TypePublic (K.K)
TYO: 6302
Nikkei 225 Component
IndustryMachinery
FoundedNovember 20, 1888; 133 years ago (1888-11-20)
HeadquartersThinkPark Tower, 2-1-1 Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 141-6025 Japan
Area served
Global
Key people
Shunsuke Betsukawa
(President and CEO)
Products
RevenueIncrease $ 6.02 billion (FY 2014) (¥ 615.2 billion) (FY 2014)
Increase $ 175.3 million (FY 2014) (¥ 17.89 billion) (FY 2014)
Number of employees
17,941 (consolidated as of March 31, 2014)
WebsiteSumitomo Heavy Industries
Footnotes / references
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Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (住友重機械工業株式会社, Sumitomo Jūkikai Kōgyō Kabushiki-gaisha) (SHI) is an integrated manufacturer of industrial machinery, automatic weaponry, ships, bridges and steel structure, equipment for environmental protection, including recycling, power transmission equipment, plastic molding machines, laser processing systems, particle accelerators, material handling systems, cancer diagnostic and treatment equipment and others.

Sumitomo Heavy Industries headquarter ThinkPark Tower in Tokyo
Sumitomo Heavy Industries headquarter ThinkPark Tower in Tokyo

History

In 1888, a company was formed to provide equipment repair services to the Besshi copper mine. Almost 50 years later, in 1934, the company incorporated as Sumitomo Machinery Co., Ltd. to manufacture machinery for the steel and transportation industries in support of that period of rapid economic growth.

In 1969, Sumitomo Machinery Co., Ltd. merged with Uraga Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. to create Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. The company continues to innovate and expand to meet the demands of the new market frontiers.[3] Today, Sumitomo Heavy Industries manufactures injection molding machines, laser systems, semiconductor machinery and liquid crystal production machinery.

In 1979, the company famously built the Seawise Giant, an Ultra Large Crude Carrier (ULCC) supertanker; the longest ship ever built.

As of 2021, it's reported that SHI has ceased making light machine guns for the JSDF due to bleak economic prospects.[4]

Products

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References

  1. ^ "Corporate Profile". Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "Sumitomo Heavy Industries Financial Statements". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  3. ^ "Sumitomo Heavy Industries in Russia". Retrieved 2014-03-01.
  4. ^ "Despite defense buildup, Japan's arms industry struggles | the Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis".