Sumitomo in Germany celebrates 40th anniversary
Sumitomo Electric Hartmetall GmbH is celebrating an anniversary: the German location of the manufacturer of innovative cutting tools is part of the Japanese Sumitomo Electric Group and looks back on 40 years of successful company history this year. Today, Sumitomo is one of the world's leading manufacturers of precision tools for turning, drilling, milling and hard machining.
We are celebrating our anniversary year with several special offers and dates. We will keep you up to date on this page.
Sumitomo is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and you will also benefit from this, because we have prepared several promotions for you.
Secure our GND grooving system at a special offer price from January 1 to March 31, 2021.
Buy one holder with 20 grooving inserts and save up to 75%!
Our special for You:
Get a limited edition of our 40 years poloshirt with every fourth GND holder.
Simply contact us or your sales representative for further information.
History of European Headquarters
On 26 May 1981, the globally operating Japanese company Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. founded its wholly owned subsidiary Sumiden Hartmetall GmbH, which was renamed Sumitomo Electric Hartmetall GmbH in 1986. At that time, the company started with only 6 employees in Erkrath in North Rhine-Westphalia. This was followed in 1986 by the move into the newly constructed company building at Siemensring 84 in Willich, also in NRW. The success of the company's history and the appreciation of the previous choice of location are also reflected in the new building of the current company headquarters at Konrad-Zuse-Straße 9 in Willich in 2016. Since then, the German location has been operating as the European Headquarters for cutting tools with around 200 employees in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
1981 - 1986 Mr. Yoshihiko Ishii
1986 - 1990 Mr. Katsuhide Kurasaka
1990 - 1993 Mr. Hiroshi Fukura
1993 - 1997 Mr. Masaki Nishino
1997 - 2001 Mr. Hiroshi Arimoto
2001 - 2004 Mr. Kunihiro Tomita
2004 - 2009 Mr. Takahiro Takadaya
2009 - 2016 Mr. Atsushi Murayama
2016 - 2020 Mr. Shinya Uesaka
2020 - 20.... Mr. Yu Kagiya