About Us

A Global Japanese Company with 120+ Years of History

Established in 1897, Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd is a major Japanese producer of optical fibres/cables, fusion splicers, materials & equipment for the semiconductor and opto-electronic industries; supplying telecommunications, power transmission, information technology and automotive cable markets worldwide.

With consolidated net sales exceeding ¥3,367B (approx. €24.5B at €1 = ¥137) in 2021, it is a Fortune Global 500 company and one of the world’s leading forces in the research and development of high-technology products and systems.

Business Segments

Widely recognised as one of the world’s leading forces in the research and development of high-technology products and systems, Sumitomo Electric continuously strives to develop technology in the following five business segments, with a mission to enrich society:

  1. Automotive (1 out of 4 vehicles produced in the world today uses Sumitomo Electric’s wiring harnesses).
  2. Info-communications
  3. Electronics
  4. Environment and Energy
  5. Industrial Materials

The diverse products manufactured by the Sumitomo Electric Group are absolutely essential to society today. Used mainly behind the scenes, they have enabled Sumitomo Electric to become a Fortune Global 500 company, employing more than 280,000 employees, and overseeing 400+ subsidiaries/affiliated companies worldwide.

Sumitomo Electric Europe Ltd

Sumitomo Electric Europe Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Electric Industries and was established in 1972.

We provide sales, as well as support for selected products manufactured by our parent company, for the European, Middle Eastern and African markets.

We are a leading and respected provider of the following products and services:

Optical Fibres/Cables Fusion Splicers & Accessories  Fusion Splicer Service & Repairs Optical Fibre Connectors Fibre Management & Closures Celmet™ Metal Foam EV Connectors Poreflon™ Water Treatment Filter Passive & Active Optical Components Electron/Microwave Devices

Our advanced technologies and solutions continue to meet the demand of growing and diverse markets in the areas of Telecoms, Data Centre, Space & Defence, Environment & Energy.

Our Corporate Philosophy

Being part of the Sumitomo Electric family, we fully adhere to its principles and values, whereby we strive to be a company worthy of society’s trust, by conducting our business activities in an honest manner, and placing high importance on integrity.

Moreover, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do: we listen to them, acknowledge what they tell us and deliver solutions tailored to their needs.

A commitment to supporting our customers as well as our teams has helped Sumitomo Electric Europe to grow from humble beginnings to a multi-million pound company, serving a variety of customers in more than 50 countries.

Who are Sumitomo Electric?

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