History of Former Sumitomo Light Metal Industries

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Apr. 1897 Established Sumitomo Copper Rolling Works in Osaka to commence copper rolling operations.
1898 Commenced aluminum rolling operations at same plant.
Sep. 1935 Established Sumitomo Metal Industries Co. Ltd. through merger of Sumitomo Steel Tube and Copper Works and Sumitomo Steel Works Co., Ltd.
Sep. 1941 Constructed Nagoya Light Alloy Works.
Aug. 1959 Copper products and aluminum divisions split of from Sumitomo Metal Industries to form Sumitomo Light Metal Industries Co., Ltd. (commencing operations Sep. 1).
Feb. 1964 Listing upgraded to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Jun. 1966 Commenced operation of new aluminum hot rolling equipment.
Picture of New aluminum hot rolling equipment
New aluminum hot rolling equipment
Mar. 1969 Constructed state-of-the-art copper tube factory in the Hoi District of Aichi Prefecture (currently Toyokawa City) to expand wrought copper operations.
Picture of Copper tube factory
Copper tube factory
May 1979 Established Sumikei Aluminum Foil Co., Ltd.
Aug. 1979 Established SLM Australia in order to participate in Comalco Limited’s aluminum refinery project in Gladstone, Australia.
Feb. 1990 Established Sumikei Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Sep. 1993 Modernized Nagoya Works aluminum rolling equipment.
Nov. 1995 Established Sumikei (Guangzhou) Metal Products, Ltd.
Aug. 2000 Established Sumikei Engineering Co., Ltd. through joint venture with Nippon Light Metal Company.
Oct. 2002 Established Sumikei Techno Czech s.r.o.
Oct. 2009 Established Nippon Aluminum (currently UACJ Metal Components) Group.
Apr. 2010 Established Sumikei Techno Group.
Aug. 2011 Jointly acquired shares with five companies including Furukawa-Sky Aluminum Corp. in U.S. rolled aluminum sheet manufacturer and supplier Tri-Arrows Aluminum Inc.
Picture of Logan Factory (TAA)
Logan Factory (TAA)
Oct. 2011 Established Sumikei Copper Tube Group.