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Sumitomo Heavy Industries

Since its origin in 1888 as a machine repair shop at the Besshi Copper Mine, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (SHI) has developed into an integrated manufacturer whose business encompasses industrial machinery such as power transmission and control equipment, plastics processing machines, industrial cranes, and hydraulic excavators, environmental facilities and plants, and ships. SHI has developed leading-edge systems to meet increasingly sophisticated and diversifying customer needs, including semiconductor and liquid crystal manufacturing equipment and medical systems. Through the pursuit of technology development, SHI will keep on contributing to the development of society and industry.

June 1969 - Sumitomo Machinery Industries Co., Ltd. and Uraga Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. merge to form Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
May 1972 - Establishment of Sumitomo Yale Co., Ltd. (currently known as Sumitomo NACCO Forklift Co., Ltd.)
October 1986 - Sumitomo (SHI) Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. is established
April 2001 - Sumitomo Construction Machinery Co., Ltd, is split into two companies: Sumitomo Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., which focuses on roadwork equipment and excavators, and Sumiju Construction Crane Co., Ltd., which focuses on the crane business
May 2001 - Forms alliance with Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. and Tadano Ltd. for work in the crane business
July 2002 - Establishes Hitachi Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Crane Co., Ltd. jointly with Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
October 2015 - Sumitomo Heavy Industries Material Handling Systems Co., Ltd. takes over the industrial crane business from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machinery Technology Corporation
March 2017 - Hitachi Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Crane Co., Ltd. became a consolidated subsidiary
April 2018 - Merged Sumiju Tomida Machinery Co,Ltd. and Sumijyu Technos,Ltd.
Name has changed from Hitachi Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Crane Co., Ltd. to Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Cranes Co., Ltd.