Sumitomo Electric Europe is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Japanese company Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. Sumitomo Electric Industries has a global reach in five business segments: Automotive, Information & Communications, Electronics, Electric Wire & Cable and Industrial Materials. In 2011/12 worldwide sales exceeded ¥2 Trillion, approximately £15 Billion or US$25 Billion.
Sumitomo Electric Industries is a consistent innovator in high technology and communications. Milestones include
||Commenced manufacture of optical fibre
||Delivered worlds' first interactive CATV system
||Made the worlds' largest synthetic diamond
||Developed composite material for heat shrinks and substrates
||Commenced mass production of vehicle anti-lock braking systems
||First underground superconducting cable connected to a commercial power transmission network
||Eudyna Devices Inc. was made a wholly-owned subsidary and changed its name to Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, Inc.
Sumitomo Electric Europe Limited's ("SEEL") core activities continue to be the sale of materials and components to the telecommunications, infocom and aerospace OEM market. This includes optical transmission components, microwave component, optical fibre, optical fibre fusion splicers and after sales service and maintenance of same. The Company also sells heat sinks and some other specialist materials.