Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. (SMI), founded in 1897, is an integrated steel manufacturer making steel products from iron ore. Its main areas of strength include the manufacture of high quality and competitive products such as seamless tubes and pipes used in oil and natural gas development, steel sheets for the automotive sector and railway wheels, axles and bogies.

The company has been seeking to utilize its technological strength in solving environmental problems, and its emission of CO 2 per ton crude steel is among the lowest in the world. In addition, the company makes a major contribution to curbing CO 2 emission levels through its products.