Sumitomo Heavy Industries


Sumitomo Heavy Industries

Infobox_Company
company_name = Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
住友重機械工業
company_
company_type = Public tyo|6302
location =
foundation = November 20, 1888
key_people =
area_served = Global
divisions =
revenue = profit ¥30,8711 million (as of March 31, 2006) | net_income =
num_employees = 11,319 (Consolidated)
2,922 (Non consolidated) (as of March 31, 2006)
homepage = [http://www.shi.co.jp/english/index.html Sumitomo Heavy Industries]

Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (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, etc.

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. Today, Sumitomo Heavy Industries manufactures injection molding machines, laser systems, semiconductor machinery and liquid crystal production machinery.

Products

*Sumitomo NTK-62 Machine gun
*Knock Nevis, the world's largest tanker

External links

* [http://www.shi.co.jp/english/index.html Official Site]


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