Aluminum, an exceptional metal with incomparable lightness and recyclability, has expanded demand from various fields including beverage-can, automotive and IT-related industries.
Copper tubes, taking advantage of its high thermal conductivity, have been widely used in heat exchangers for air conditioning systems. The recent confirmation of copper's antimicrobial properties has raised expectation of new demand for the metal.
Thus it is possible to say that the eco friendly metals, aluminum and copper, are relevant to the needs of the times.
Many industrial segments that require high quality products hold Sumitomo Light Metal Industries in high estimation for its expertise in the excellence of aluminum and copper materials; incidentally, all our customers are globally competitive world leaders in technological development.
Working closely with customers on materials development, Sumitomo Light Metal Industries is now establishing itself as one of the world's most competitive producers of high-performance materials. With further R&D efforts to meet all sorts of customers' needs, the company will play an important role in monozukuri (what we Japanese call earnest production of goods based on creativity and craftsmanship) for a better environment and society.
Based on such a business situation, my responsibilities are to secure a safe and comfortable work environment, where employees of our group can enjoy tackling their tasks and maximize their individual abilities, and to enhance the synergy of our group companies. We will continue to make efforts so that Sumitomo Light Metal Industries wins recognition from its customers, investors, other stakeholders and contributes to society at large.