Sumitomo as an employer

Who are we?

Sumitomo Electric Hartmetall GmbH is an internationally active Japanese company and belongs to the Sumitomo Electric Group with more than 250,000 employees worldwide.

We are the European distribution centre for cutting materials and tools for metal cutting. The quality of our products and services is at the centre of all our activities.

Our daily activities are determined in all areas by our Japanese philosophy. This consists of four main components:

  • The importance of technology
  • Respect for our employees
  • Long-term planning and responsibility for the public good and
  • Mutual prosperity

What distinguishes us?

Our company stands for stability and continuity and is esteemed worldwide for its fairness.

Sumitomo Electric Hartmetall GmbH offers its employees safe employment with future prospects. This is guaranteed not only by the more than 400-year history of the company, but also our belonging to the Sumitomo Group with around 320 companies worldwide in diverse industries.

We are particularly proud of the low labour turnover rate, which indicates a high level of employee satisfaction and a pleasant working environment.

As an employee of Sumitomo Electric Hartmetall GmbH, from the very beginning you are part of a larger whole. Each individual is in contact with a multitude of colleagues, cultures and disciplines on a daily basis. And that at eye level.

Because we respect, value and encourage individuality and diversity, the ideas and personal skills that you bring with you.

Precisely that is our strength!

What we offer?

The compatibility of private obligations and career is important for us, so that  you work with us in flexitime.

We are keen for our employees to stay healthy and productive in the long term. Therefore, as part of our occupational health management, we offer targeted measures to help you stay top fit.

And so you don't have any financial worries after a successful professional life, we offer our employees an attractive BAV (Federal Insurance Commission) model - individually designed, and financially supported by us.

We want the absolute best! And not just at the time of selection and recruitment, but throughout your entire career at Sumitomo.

In a fast-paced business, requirements are constantly changing with regard to the qualifications and expertise of the staff. We continuously support your personal and professional development and plan it together with you.


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