The origins of the Sumitomo Group date back to the early 17th Century when Masatomo Sumitomo opened a book and medicine shop in Kyoto and our original business principles were formed. Sumitomo’s main business actually became copper mining but the principles remained and still exist in today’s business world. They are an important aspect of the way in which we conduct business.
The Sumitomo of today is very different. We are an integrated trading company which means we move goods around the world through trade and transportation, efficiently sourcing and supplying the right specialist products for our customers. The businesses we are involved in are diverse and cover finance, insurance, iron and steel, chemicals, heavy machinery, electronics and real estate. Beyond trading we also look for opportunities to invest in new industries and innovations.
The Tubular Business
As part of the Metal Products Business Unit, Sumitomo Corporation’s Tubular products segment supplies a wide variety of high grade oil country tubular goods (OCTG), line pipe and specialty tubing to companies in the oil, gas, petrochemical, automobile and boiler manufacturing industries.
The graduate programme feeds into the Tubular Products unit based in London. Graduates will be given experience in a variety of international locations and ultimately could find themselves working in any one of Sumitomo’s tubular businesses around the globe.
Tubular Global Operations
The Tubular division operates in North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Far East, and counts most of the world’s major energy companies amongst its clients.