Metal Products

Business Unit Overview

# Aluminium Smeltering

The global and extensive value chain we are developing as a business unit encompasses various metal products, including steel products such as steel sheets, tubular products, and nonferrous metal products such as aluminum. In the steel sheet-related field, we deliver steel sheet products mainly to automotive and home appliance manufacturers via our worldwide steel service center network, which provides functions including procurement, inventory management, and processing. In the tubular products field, we function as a total service provider by making our proprietary supply chain management (SCM) system available to oil and gas companies. In addition, in the non-ferrous products & metals field, our priority is to expand our production and sales locations for aluminum ingot and aluminum sheets.

Strategic Fields in Sub-Saharan Africa

# Steel coil
  • Steel service center
  • Tubular products value chain
  • Overseas aluminium smelting and rolled aluminium sheet manufacturing
  • Metal business for automotive and railway use
  • Stainless steel processing and trading
  • Wire rod processing
  • Overseas structure steel business
  • Metal business related to environment and alternative energy

Business Overview in Sub-Saharan Africa

# Oil Country tubular goods(OCTG)
  • Supply of bar, plate and tubular products to various sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa (since 1960s)
  • Supply of tin plate for can manufacturing areas (since 1990s)
  • Supply of seamless stainless tubes to Eskom for Medupi and Kusile power stations
  • Purchase of aluminum sheets/coil export for automobile industries
  • Supply of electromagnetic steel plate for transformers (2010)
  • Investment in supply chain management (SCM) center for oil and gas drilling in Equatorial Guinea
  • Supply of flat steel (HRC, CRC, GI etc.) for residential housing and manufacturing areas (since 2011)

Sumitomo Corporation’s global successes

Receiving acclaim from major oil companies for providing added value with products

# Pipe yard in Norway

Sumitomo Corporation has been supplying high-quality tubular products of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC) to the world major oil companies. We have renewed the long-term contract with Statoil, BP and Shell for oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from mid- 2015 to early 2016, and with BP for line pipes in July 2016, which strengthened our medium- to long-term business foundation. The strong partnership cultivated among end users, NSSMC and Sumitomo Corporation and the acclaim for our ability to provide total solutions including supply chain management services led to the renewal of the contracts. We also established a company providing OCTG pipe threading services in Brunei, and commenced a supply service of OCTG with Premium Connection for Brunei Shell from January 2017. We will go beyond simply supplying OCTG to providing value-added services based on the needs throughout the life cycle ranging from well design consulting to support at drilling and production sites in oil and gas fields.